By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Himesh Reshammiya will be performing and recording the song Om Shanti Om for the Karz remake in front of a live audience at Johannesburg in South Africa on February 16.
The director of Karz, Satish Kaushik, reveals, “This may be one of those rare times in the history of cinema that a song will be recorded live at a show and used in the film.
When Himesh told me that he was going for a show in Jo"burg, it was the producer Bhushan Kumar"s decision to shoot for the song in front of a live audience.
The lyrics and tune have been inspired from the original song in Subhash Ghai"s Karz. I am excited about re-making it. The remake of Karz will be an exotic thriller with the theme of reincarnation."
Says a source close to the singer, “Satish will be shooting Himesh"s version of the song in Jo"Burg in front of a live audience of 20 thousand people.
This kind of grandeur has only been witnessed before in the videos of Bryan Adams where he has combined live performances with films shoots. It will look real and different from the songs which are shot on the sets with a limited crowd."
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The source adds, “There will be nothing similar except the situation of the original song. The composition of the song, the look and the choreography will be absolutely different befitting today"s times. In the song, Himesh will have both looks — with and without the cap.
Himesh is toning up his body and even learning dancing. Rishi Kapoor danced superbly in Karz, so Himesh will have to get some terrific rhythm as a dancer. A choreographer will be finalized shortly to decide the dance steps for the Om Shanti Om song."
The source reveals, “The soul and essence will be the same but Satish is making it grand to suit today"s times."