In 1954, Geetaji sang even fewer songs than the year before. Her double duties
as a wife and as a singer were demanding. Amidst all of this she found herself expecting her first child. Tarun, her
first son was born on July 9, 1954. By curious coincidence, Tarun was born on the same days as his father, Guru Dutt.
This probably was one of the reasons why Guru Dutt loved him so much. He was his favorite amongst their three children.
First as a new bride, then as a new mother, Geetaji still managed to sing in some 15 or so movies. She was now singing under the name
Geeta Dutt. But her song output was way down. Yet some of the chartbusters came from that year proved to be perennially popular ones.
Guru Dutt founded his own independent production company and acted, produced and directed in his first movie “Aar Paar” during that year.
When it was released, the movie became a huge hit.
The music for “Aar Paar” was provided by O.P. Nayyar. Guru Dutt owed some money to Nayyar from his earlier failed venture “Baaz”.
With no new assignments OP packed and was ready to leave Bombay to go back to his hometown. At this time Geetajirecommended to
Guru Dutt to hire OP’s services for his new production “Aar Paar”. Guru Dutt agreed and found this way he will be able to clear
the debt he owed to OP if the movie was a success. For both Guru Dutt and OP “Aar Paar” was either a make or a break film.
But when the movie was released it was a smashing hit along with its music and evergreen songs. There were eight songs in the
movie and Geetaji sang seven of them. Four of these were solos and three were duets with the inimitable Mohd. Rafi.
These songs are still popular even today. One of Geetaji’s tantalizing song from this movie, “Babuji Dheere Chalna”, was in a
recent (2007) Hindi movie, sung by a different