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On Sunday at midnight, Shahrukh Khan recorded a song for his IPL album. The first-time singer finished the song in three hours flat! Talking about his song Shahrukh says, "I recorded Run Just Run and then heard it at 5 am. It sounded really good but obviously, they worked on it. I want to hear it again and see how it sounds. Bappida was happy with the results.
I sang it to Kunal Ganjawala's voice and he sang it really well. The song is hip and cool. It reminded me of the Abhishek-Priyanka song from Bluffmaster but I am told all hip-hop songs sound like that."
The idea of a song around running was SRK's idea, "To me, acting is akin to running. In fact, there is a chapter on running in my autobiography. When they were young, I used to tell Abhishek and Hrithik how they should always run, never be still."
The lyrics of Run Just Run are in Hindi and English and have been written by Virag Mishra. Bappa Lahiri, Bappi's son, who was present at the recording studio adds, "We recorded the song at Octavius Studio in Bandra. We started at 12.30 am and finished by 3 am. Shahrukh was initially worried whether he would be able to sing well but dad forced him saying he would be fine.
Shahrukh had heard Kunal's version which is also on the CD. He had come prepared. He'd practised to Kunal's song. He finished the recording so effortlessly and quickly, that we were surprised. Initially, we were a bit tense but he sang very well."According to Bappa, Run Just Run is about life and not just cricket, "Shahrukh was involved in the song right from the concept to the execution. It was his perception of life."
Describing the song Bappa says, "Run Just Run is a mix of hip-hop, groove and dad's music. I did the recording, programming and rhythm and dad has given the tune. Shahrukh was like a pal he is so humble, chilled out and comfortable to be with. I recorded Sanju sir's (Sanjay Dutt) song last year and now SRK. I am coming to the conclusion that actors make very good singers."