American pop-sensation Akon in Bollywood’s “Ra.One”February 27th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada, Feb 27(ANI): American singer-songwriter Akon is reportedly appearing in Bollywood big-budget action film “Ra.One”, starring megastar Shahrukh Khan. Akon, besides singing one song, will reportedly also form part of the cast.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, science-fiction superhero hi-tech film “Ra.One” is written by David Benullo, cinematography by Ueli Steiger and music by Vishal-Shekhar.
Besides Shahrukh, it also stars Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi. Shahrukh reportedly plays a Miami software engineer Shekhar in the film, who as a video-game hero takes on his self-created techno-monster “Ra.One”.
Shooting locations include Miami, and Shahrukh’s wife Gauri Khan (Billu) is the producer.Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, welcoming this Bollywood-Hollywood music collaboration, pointed out in a statement in Nevada that while adapting to Western music, we should not completely forget India’s rich musical heritage, elements of whose theory go back to Sama-Veda.Grammy nominated Akon has 40 “Billboard Hot 100″ songs, he reportedly recently met Shahrukh in Los Angeles.
Various other international pop stars have done numbers for Bollywood in the past, like Samantha Fox (Rock Dancer), Snoop Dogg (Singh is Kinng), and Kylie Minogue (Blue). (ANI)
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