Though it seems just like yesterday, it was over a decade ago when a majority of us were dancing to the tune of “kanta laga…” and hogging MTV and Channel V every afternoon so we can catch our daily dose of everyday ‘remixes.’
While the above statement might leave some readers confused, for a majority of us these words would be a trip down the memory lane and will take you back to 1990s when FM just had just one frequency, MTV Select and Most Wanted was one of the most discussed shows in school and pop remixes came on TV, Audio Cassettes or CDs which had over 200 songs (and it was more than enough).
The 90s was also the era when music videos had its own actresses or famous models and we associated these songs with these faces as much as we associated them with the singer.
But as the years went by, technology upgraded, FM got more options, MTV turned to VH1, and Channel V moved away from music altogether.
While we all ‘sadly’ grew out of that era, did you ever imagine what happened to those famous faces that you saw as a kid?
Here is how they look now and a brief detail on what they are up to these days.
‘Baby Doll’ Shefali, who appeared in numerous music videos and films came into limelight with the song Kaanta Laga. She then went on to act in movie ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi‘ and was last seen on Nach Baliye 5.
Negar Khan was a known face in the Bollywood industry and was known for her item song appearance. Iranian by birth Norwegian by nationality, Negar became famous for the song “Chadti Jawani“. In 2004, Negar got married to Sahil Khan, but they soon parted ways and were divorced by 2005.
Though the song ‘Maine Payal hai Chhankai’ is known for its singer Phalguni Patak, artist Shvetha Jaishankar was equally a known face in the music video. Over the years Jaishankar has been a known Indian model, entrepreneur, author, writer, and an even a skilled Bharatanatyam dancer.
She was also Femina Miss India International 1998 and was crowned as the second runner-up at Miss International 1998 in Tokyo. Shvetha was also married to tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi from 2002 till 2009. She is currently married to Chennai-based businessman Raghu Kailas and has two daughters.
Known for her role of Nakusha in Laagi Tujhse Lagan and Nandini in Balika Vadhu, actress Mahhi Vij was first seen in the song “Tu Tu Hai Wahi”. Over the years she went on to marry fellow actor Jay along with whom she won the title of Nach Baliye 5 in 2013.
Meghna Naidu came into limelight with the song ‘Kaliyon Ka Chaman’ which was an official remix of Lata Mangeshkar’s 1981 song ‘Thoda Resham Lagta Hai’ and was mixed by a group called UMI10. She is currently a dancer and an actor.