Farhan Akhtar to sing for A R Rahman

15 05 2009

Farhan AktharFarhan Akhtar can’t stop smiling these days. Don’t blame him. He received a call from Oscar winner AR Rahman, who asked him to sing for him for the film Blue.

Caught completely off guard by the call, it took time for Farhan to realize that it was indeed Rahman who was talking to him on the phone.

A source said, “Rahman told Farhan that his voice suits a ‘cool’ number that he wanted him to record for Blue. Farhan, of course, agreed immediately. It was too good an offer to resist. In fact, Farhan and Rahman met two days ago and spoke at length about the song.”

Farhan, who is currently shooting for Kartik Calling Kartik, is looking forward to the recording.

Confirming the news, Farhan said, “I am damn excited about singing for Rahman. I have been a great admirer of his work and have thoroughly enjoyed his music.Our meeting was wonderful. Rahman said that he decided to use my voice for his composition in Blue after he heard the Rock On!! album.

He was extremely soft-spoken and humble and spoke about how the past few months have been a whirlwind ride for him. He also briefed me about the song but I don’t know whether it will be right on my part to reveal anything about it.”

In fact, this will be Farhan Akthar’s first song for another actor.

KylieAdding to the blend of Blue, Pop Star Kylie Minogue have already recorded a song for “Blue” few months back. The number is a mix of Western and Punjabi bhangra, hence turning out to be a great mix.

To begin with, while Kylie sings her own portion in English, Sonu Nigam brings on a Punjabi element in the second half of the song. According to Anthony D’Souza, the director of the movie,there are seven songs in the film and Rahman’s music this time is certainly not Indian,but very much Western. Abbas Tyrewala and Mayur Puri have penned the lyrics for Blue.

The audio of Blue is expected to be released in August-September.


Special thanks to Mumbai Mirror

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One response

17 05 2009
azra

wow wow wow!
one of my current favorite actors is singing for arr?
just perfect!

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