Salim-Sulaiman, after being the first Indian musicians to be
nominated for an Emmy Award are now set to make another record. The
corporate body associated with FIFA recently approached the music
composer duo to compose a song for the upcoming FIFA World Cup,
which will be held in South Africa in June.
Since the corporate body is made up of mainly Indians, they
wanted Salim-Sulaiman to score a sports anthem similar to Chak
De India. The composers have scored music for a number of
popular Bollywood films like Fashion, Kurbaan, Chak De
India, and so on.
The song will be on Africa, rather than on football as the song
should last longer than the duration of the World Cup. Sidd Coutto,
the vocalist of rock band Tough On Tobacco will be rendering the
Jeanne Merchant, Salim"s wife, has written the song. It outlines
Africa"s journey through its highs and lows.Meanwhile, they are
awaiting the release of Kites, where they have composed an
orchestral background score, and also the release of Nagesh
Kukunoor"s film, Aashayein.