What is Khanabadosh in London Dreams?

The Khanabadosh track in London Dreams composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and written by Prasoon Joshi has sparked off major curiosity about the word-Khanabadosh Ever since the number (picturised on Ajay Devgan, Asin, Rannvijay Singh and Aditya Roy Kapoor) first air played, people have been trying to figure the meaning, language and etymology of the word

Asin Thottumkal, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan in the still from movie London Dreams (2)
Asin Thottumkal, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan in the still from movie London Dreams (2)

Vipul Shah reveals,

“It’s a Persian word, which means gypsy or nomad. It goes perfectly with the mood and context of the situation. Ajay and Salman’s characters have come to the UK from Punjab to carve their destinies on the music scene. Rannvijay and Aditya’s characters have come from Pakistan to pursue their dreams. So it is an ideal representation of their state of mind and living.”

He adds,

“When Prasoon (Joshi) suggested the word Khanabadosh I found it extremely interesting and unusual. I asked him to give me time to sleep over it and to get used to it. After a while I loved it.”

London Dreams is in cinemas in the UK and UAE on Thursday 29th October and in the US on Friday 30th October. It is an Indian Films- Studio 18 release.

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