A song recorded by Lata Mangeshkar, which was supposed to be used years ago by Madhur Bhandarkar in Corporate, will now be used in Heroine

The lately-in-trouble Madhur Bhandarkar project Heroine, which till sometime back did not have its leading actor, with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan backing out, now not only has Kareena Kapoor as its lead, but also a song by Lata Mangeshkar.

Lata Mangeshkar with music composer Shamir Tandon (right)

Bhandarkar will, in fact, score a hat trick with this new song. So far, Mangeshkar has sung two songs for his films, Kitne Ajeeb Rishte Hain Yahan Par for Page 3 and Daata Sun Le for Jail.

Strangely, the new song, Kyun yahan hota hai jo yahan hota hai/Muskuruta hai koi to koi kyun rota hai, was recorded years ago for Bhandarkar's Corporate (2006), but is only being used now.

Music composer Shamir Tandon who worked with Bhandarkar on Page 3, Jail and Corporate, said, "It was recorded for Corporate. But it was felt that the song didn't suit the film's theme or situation. So rather than use it arbitrarily, we decided to set it aside."

According to Tandon, he got a call from Bhandarkar reminding him about the song and telling him how it suited Heroine. Tandon reportedly called up Mangeshkar, asking her for her permission to use the song, "She remembered and immediately gave her consent. Nowadays, she hardly sings. A new number by Lata didi is a big event," he said.