Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is the third film to bring Dharmendra and his two sons Sunny and Bobby together. This time all three head for Gujarat and are joined by Salman Khan, Shatrughan Sinha and his daughter Sonakshi.
But the biggest coup of sorts for the film is perhaps in getting the reclusive Rekha to make an appearance in the remixed version of the 1973 chartbuster Rafta rafta dekho aank meri ladi hai from the film Kahani Kismat Ki.
Rekha was Dharmendra’s leading lady in Kahani Kismat Ki and she returns to reprise the song with Dharmendra and he can’t stop gushing about her.
“I only had to ask her, and she said yes. She has the highest regards for my family and me. Rekha has done many films with me such as Kartavya, Ghazab and of course, Kahani Kismat Ki which was a big hit. When we recreated the song we thought of Rekha and how wonderful it would be to have her in a small appearance. Needless to say, she readily agreed,” he says.