Kylie Minogue heads to BollywoodDecember 9th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Australian pop singer-songwriter and an occasional actress to sing for Bollywood and will be paid US$1 million (S$1.78 million) to perform on the soundtrack of an upcoming Bollywood movie.
Minogue had agreed to lend her voice to the film ‘Blue,’ and will travel to India next month to record the song. ‘Blue’ is a big-budget Bollywood movie about a sunken treasure ship, said to have been inspired by the Hollywood production ‘The Deep.’ It is due for release next year starring Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Laura Dutta , at a cost of about US$28 million). Being the most expensive Bollywood movie ever made.
Kylie will be paid US$1 million and for a music video.
It said she would become the ‘first international A-list star’ to sing for a mainstream Bollywood music director.
She would be paid , and would probably also make a music video. Though Kylie was not the first choice for the music director AR Rahman, the approach were also to Madonna had not responded because she was going through a bitter divorce, it said, adding that R&B star Rihanna had wanted too much money.
Recently Minogue had been nominated for a Grammy award for the fifth time in the Best Dance Album category.
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