The Baadshah of Bollywood has done it again. And if you are wondering what we are talking about, it's Shahrukh Khan getting behind the mike once again to sing a song, this time for his Kolkata Knight Riders music album.
Shahrukh first sang the popular number "Apun Bola" in the film Josh in the year 2000. Thereafter, he has not really sung a full-fledged song but has done a few things which come close to singing like reciting a few lines of poetry in Shaurya, giving a motivational message in Chak De India, a few lines in Don and even rapping a bit in his music video Kar Le Kar Le Tu Ek Sawaal.
So, it is indeed a big bonus for die-hard Shahrukh fans to get to hear their favourite star sing a full song. The man who has got the superstar sing to his tunes is none other than Disco-King Bappi Lahiri. Asked on the song and Shahrukh's singing skills, Bappi Da said, "Yes, it was a great pleasure recording a number with Shahrukh. He is truly the Baadshah of Bollywood. We recorded this song called 'Run Just Run" which talks about running ahead in life and not just on the cricket field. Whatever has happened earlier is a thing of the past…so just keep moving ahead and do not look back is what the song is trying to convey. This is the first time Shahrukh has sung a hip-hop number. He has not just hummed a few lines here and there but has sung the whole song along with backing vocals".
So was King Khan nervous or did he sail through it smoothly? "He was very comfortable and has sung very well. In my 36 years, I have had the privilege of getting some big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor etc. to sing for me and now getting Shahrukh to sing is truly amazing. He gave the exact attitude and feel which was needed for this song and I am really very happy. I am sure when the song hits the market (very soon), it will create total hungama," claims Bappi Da
Is it true that there are 2 versions of this song? "Yes, I have composed 3 songs for Shahrukh's album. The main song is "Run Just Run"- a solo version sung by Shahrukh himself, there is another version of this hip-hop number sung by Kunal Ganjawala. The lyrics for these 2 songs have been written by Virag Mishra. There is also a third song which Usha Uthup has sung which has some Bengali words like 'Anando Hi Anando' meaning total happiness. It's also an encouraging song with a winning attitude, written by Deepak Sneh. Usha has also sung it very well and we both always make a winning combination," smiles Bappi Da.
So, when is the album likely to release? "Very soon…I believe within 3-4 days it should be out in the market," says the veteran composer.
And finally, would we also be seeing another music video for this SRK hip-hop number "Run Just Run"? "Yes of course... Ganesh Hegde is choreographing the video", signs off Bappi Da.
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