Bengali song to promote ‘Jannat’

April 11th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

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Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) To promote his forthcoming Hindi film “Jannat”, producer Mukesh Bhatt will be airing a Bengali version of the song “Jannat jahan”. The song has been re-sung as “Jannat takai” (money is heaven) by Rupam Islam, lead singer of the Bengali rock band Fossils.

“This is the first Bengali song in the history of Bollywood that is being used to promote a Hindi film. Rupam has a huge fan following in and outside India. We want to exploit his popularity to the fullest,” Mukesh Bhatt told IANS.

This is Rupam’s first song for Bollywood and is composed by Pritam Chakraborty.

“It is the first time I have sung a Bollywood number. After its overnight success, Mukesh Bhatt called me up and asked me to pen and sing a Bengali version of the song as well,” said Rupam.

“The novelty of this hard rock number, composed by Pritam, is its underlying negative philosophy that says greed increases salvation. While the Hindi version written by Sayeed Quadri was recorded in October, the Bengali version has been recorded and shot in March this year.”

The song, which is going to be aired soon, has been picturised on Rupam at the Madh Islands near Mumbai.

The music of “Jannat” has already topped the music charts with songs like “Zara sa” and “Judai”.

Directed by Kunal Deshmukh with Emraan Hashmi playing the lead, it is based on cricket bookies and match fixers.

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Sanjay Suri, Jimmy Shergil team up again

After Onir’s “Bas Ek Pal”, Sanjay Suri and Jimmy Shergil are back together in Anjum Rizvi’s supernatural thriller “Flat”.

It seems after every two years that these two young actors decide to do a movie together. They have been playing friends in third film in a row now and “Flat” is their third film.

Both the actors, who share a great rapport, are seen pulling a fast one on each other on the sets.

“It’s a lot easier when you carry real life friendships into movies. Jimmy and I are getting to do an absolutely unusual supernatural genre this time, something that both happen to be doing for the first time. So it’s quite a supernatural experience I must say,” said Sanjay.

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Mithun Chakraborty gives shot despite fever

Fifty-plus Mithun Chakraborty saved director Aseem Samanta from a lot of trouble when he shot for “Don Muthuswami” despite being ill.

During the beginning of the second schedule of the film Mithun fell ill, but to everybody’s surprise, the actor managed to come on location on the third day and shot for 14 hours continuously to finish the shooting on time.

“He had to shoot for almost 14 hours in one day and he was still very weak, but he completed the schedule. The performance delivered was, as usual, outstanding,” said Samanta.

“Since the dates of Hrishita Bhatt and Rohit Roy were committed for another film, no way could we extend the shooting. We thought that we would have to work out an additional schedule and arrange for everybody’s dates again. This was going to delay the film by a minimum one month,” he added.

The film is about a hardcore Don played by Mithun. On the advice of his dying father, Don decides to alter and improve his image.

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