By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Anu Malik lately seen at his aggressive best on Indian Idol, has been deliberately lying low.
"I've reached that stage in my career where I don't need to constantly prove myself. I also had a health scare recently. Anything could've happened to me. But I came out of it miraculously unscathed. Now I only want to work with the people I'm comfortable with and those who are comfortable with me," promises Anu.
His first lunge into the international arena is around the corner. Anu will record a fusion Turkish-Hindi track with the Turkish singing sensation Petek Dincoz. The song will be used as an item number in Apoorva Lakhia's Mission Istanbul.
Anu and his director will be flying down to Istanbul next month to meet up with rock musicians. "I recorded the track last week and played it for my director Apu, my producer Suniel Shetty, Zayed Khan and Vivek. Everyone freaked out. Petek Dincoz is known as the Britney Spears of Turkey. This is the first time I'm working with an international musician, and that too a superstar of the pop charts."
The song will be partly in Hindi and partly in Turkish. "Sameerji will write the Hindi lyrics. This will be our first bonafide fusion song, an amalgamation of Bollywood and Turkey," promises Anu Malik.