Pravir wrote on 21 Dec 2009
Shankar Jaikishan informed Manna Dey that he has to record a classical competitive song with Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, who would be singing for the negative character, and the main lead for whom Manna Dey was to sing has to win in the end. Manna Dey was so frightened and upset with this proposition;he told his wife that they should leave Bombay rather than give in to this bizarre requirement of this song. Fortunately, he did the song and the result was the evergreen "Ketki Gulaab Juhi".