I love my music and have grown up listening to Bollywood, British and Bhangra most of my life from the time I was at school and there was one song that really stood out that was sung by Indian Artist Jasbir Jassi “Dil Leh gayee kudi” and has remained a massive hit at many parties, functions and clubs even today. In the first half of the show I was joined by Jasbir himself who spoke about plagiarism in the music industry and his early struggles.

Jasbir said that his dad still wishes that he was an engineer and he told me how as a young boy from a small village in India he found the culture and ways of Mumbai very different. He also spoke about how he is against videos where girls are wearing skimpy clothes and dancing around and that’s why one will never see such music videos coming from him.

Now I am a Proper Hardcore filmi girl and have grown up watching probably more Bollywood films than Hollywood ones. Although over the years that has changed, there is nothing I love more than when the hero (preferably Shahrukh Khan) gets the girl in the end, after going through hurdles, possessive parents, a train journey and finally the hero and the heroine getting back together at the end. You know I’m talking about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the film that made most people’s hearts melt, a real classic and also a film that some may claim has tainted people’s faith in love because reality is somewhat very different.

In the second half of the show,I was joined by the man who was behind the film and like DDLJ he wrote numerous other classics including Umrao Jaan, Pardes (another one of my Shahrukh Khan items), Fiza, Zubeidaa, Koi Mil Gaya and many more. Today, Javed Siddiqui a Hindi and Urdu screenwriter, dialogue writer and playwright from India, who has written over fifty storylines, screenplays and dialogues joined me on the Zee Companion sofa.

During his career, Siddiqui has collaborated with some of India’s most prominent filmmakers, from independent directors like Satyajit Ray and Shyam Benegal to commercial directors like Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai.

Javed said that he met Yash Chopra and became good friends with him because of their mutual love of Urdu. When he was asked to write DDLJ with his very dear co-writer, he passionately spoke about how he found it exciting to get into each of his characters heads. His favourite character from DDLJ was the Dadi as she knew everything but was helpless due to her son’s dominating nature. He was very proud of the success of the film and gave credit to the chemistry of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Javed also spoke about his love for creating a new type of film and many of his films are clearly well before their time, for example Umrao Jaan. Without a doubt he has created some of the most memorable films of Bollywood.