From Amitabh Bachchan to Sunny Leone, from Sania Mirza to Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, and from Bhaichung Bhutia to Vijendra Singh, over 60 celebrities from various fields featured in the video of Guzar Jayega, a new track that aims at spreading positivity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sushil Kumar, Deepa Malik, Anjum Chopra, Kapil Sharma and Manoj Bajpayee also featured in the video, besides singers Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Ananya Birla, Kailash Kher, Shaan, Javed Ali, Jyoti Nooran, Akhil Sachdeva, Hans Raj Hans, Babul Supriyo, Richa Sharma and Vipin Aneja. The track is a brainchild of Varun Prabhudayal Gupta and Jay Verma. Jazim Sharma has composed it while the lyrics are written by Siddhant Kaushal. Big B also narrated the anthem.song.
Now, the song is set to be enlisted in the Guinness Book of World Records. "When we filed the nomination for the Guinness World Records, they asked us about the process we followed to develop and compile the track. We had 115 artistes joining forces for the song, including 65 celebrities who featured in the video, 50 singers and Amitji as the narrator. It's the first time in the history of music that a single language song has witnessed collaboration of 51 singers. We have also applied to the Limca Book of World Records," said Varun, adding that the record was previously held by Michael Jackson for amassing 40 artistes for We are the world, that went on to garner $60 million for humanitarian aid in Africa.
"Most of them did not have the facility of an at-home studio. So, they recorded the entire track on their phones and sent it to us. We then removed the ambient noise from their portions and tweaked it. Aftab Khan [sound engineer] handled the mixing and mastering of the song," he added.