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The original Disco-King of Bollywood, bappi lahiri, is all set to star in a feature film aptly called Rocking Dard-e-Disco. This would be the first time that Bappi Da would be seen in a full-fledged role after having done small roles in some films.
bappi lahiri said, "Yes, I am doing the film called Rocking Dard-e-Disco. It's a very exciting subject and I am playing the role of a Disco-King. The film is directed by Ashok Tyagi. Unlike many other singers and music directors who are appearing in films these days, I have done small roles in the past with actors like Sridevi and Kunal Goswami in Kalakaar, almost 25 years ago, then in Bomb Blast etc. Moreover, today I have a set image as a Disco-King and hence I felt that I would suit the character. The story is really exciting and full of energy which would be liked by today's young generation"
We also quizzed him on who would be co-starring with him? "Its not yet finalized but it could be an American actress" said the veteran composer
So, would he also be composing the music? "Yes I am singing, composing the music and acting in the film. The music is very young and a mix of disco, hip-hop and it truly reflects my style of music"
Is there any nervousness before facing the camera? "Not really because I am very excited about the script of the film. It's a very good subject. Moreover, I have been seen on T.V. for the last two years in shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Little Champs and even K For Kishore. In fact, recently I even did a brief role in Om Shanti Om and the movie went on to become a super-hit (laughs). So I am pretty confident and looking forward to the love and support of all my fans" said an excited Bappi Da.
Last but not the least, after the brief OSO experience, how has it been working with King Khan for his IPL team song? "It has been wonderful. I am doing three songs for his team Kolkata Knight Riders which would be sung by me, Usha Uthup and a Bengali band- Bhoomi. Shahrukh Khan is a wonderful person who knows a lot about music. I love him as a person. He knows how to respect elders and hence has reached the undisputed position of Baadshah of Bollywood today. My best wishes that he keeps getting more and more success"
So, would he get the Baadshah of Bollywood also to croon some lines, "That's a surprise...dekhte hain" he says and signs off with a smile.
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