Shahrukh Khan is a self-confessed fan of Akon's music. Now that they have jammed together for a song in Ra.One, the two have become so close that Akon has promised to give Shahrukh some tips on "cool rapping" in exchange for Hindi lessons from Shahrukh.
R& B singer Akon has sung in Hindi for a track in Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One. Initially, it was meant to be only a smattering of words in Hindi. Now there are passages of Hindi by Akon. The absence of an accent in his singing of the Hindi words in the track took Shahrukh Khan so much by surprise that he decided to add some more Hindi words and lines into Akon's song in Ra.One.
Confirming this, composer Shekhar Ravjiani speaking on behalf of the duo Vishal-Shekhar, who have composed the Akon track, says, "Akon's Hindi took all of us by surprise. It was almost like he had been speaking the language all his life. No one could believe Akon was seeing those Hindi lines for the first time. He just rattled of the lines as if he was conversant with Hindi. When you hear the song you will see no difference in the singing quality of Akon's English and Hindi lines."
Ra.One is expected to have 10 tracks. Vishal-Shekhar are in the process of creating the soundtrack.
Says Shekhar, "The director Anubhav Sinha has such a keen ear for music. He understands ragas, rhythm, melody and the format of music composition. Shahrukh too is very clued to world music. We are creating the kind of global sound in Ra.One which has never been heard in Indian cinema before."