She’s not only the film’s leading lady but Alia Bhatt has sung one of the songs in Imtiaz Ali’s soon to release film, Highway. The music of the film has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman and he’s got Alia to sing a very soulful lullaby, Sooha Saha. Zeb Bangash, of the famous Pakistani duo Zeb & Haniya, shares vocals with Alia in the song.
In the film Veera (Alia’s character) and Mahabir (played by Randeep) take the road and traverse through six states of northern India. As the journey moves from the plains of Panjab to the hills of Himachal, Veera sings this lullaby, which reminds Mahabir of his childhood. Both Imtiaz and Rahman agreed that if Alia sang a stanza herself, it would add more poignance to the scene.
“We have this lullaby, Sooha Saha in Highway..Imtiaz said Alia has a great voice and I didn’t trust him.Then she learned the song and sang to me and I was pretty impressed with her natural ability too. We guided her a little bit to perfect the singing. She did it twice and then we got it almost right and now it sounds great,” says A.R. Rahman
An excited Alia Bhatt adds, “It was unreal.. I am a bathroom singer but to have the opportunity to sing a song composed by Rahman sir was unbelievable.. This film is so close to my heart not just for acting but for singing too now! “
Highway, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures. The music of the film will be available on T-Series.
Highway will release in UK cinemas on 21st February, 2014.
The trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited new release Highway was launched today at a multiplex in Mumbai. The film, presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, is a road journey traversing six states of north India and stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead. The film’s music has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman.
Highway has been produced by Imtiaz Ali’s production house, Window Seat Films and is its first production.
Imtiaz says, “Highway was made on the road, on the go. It needed more care. Luckily I had the best people in the team. And the movie has changed us all a bit.”
Sajid Nadiadwala adds, “Presenting a film like Highway is a matter of honour for me. The film was mounted and executed in a very short time and I am so happy with the way it has turned out. Imtiaz’s craft and Rahman’s music have come together like always to create the magic that they are known for. Now with the trailer out, we are waiting for the world to join us on this special journey.”
Highway will release in UK cinemas on February 21st, 2014.
Priyanka Chopra’s first international movie Disney’s Planes is the number one movie in the UK this week.
The actress-turned-singer has given the voice over for Ishani in the animation film, directed by Klay Hall.
Talking about the success of the film, the 31-year-old said, “It’s so exciting that it’s the number one movie in the UK right now. Planes is my first animation movie and also my first English language film. I am super kicked about it. I have always loved Disney and their movies. I think every girl wanted to be a Disney princess at some point in their life. I wanted to be Tinkerbell, even though she is the fairy. This is the closest I have come to being a Disney princess and I am really happy about it.”
Chopra has also sung a promotional song for the movie. “We had four promotional videos which introduced the main characters of the film and for mine, I recorded this song,” said Priyanka.
The film, which opened in Indian cinemas on Friday August 23rd, also features a song from Bollywood hit Guru, Tere Bina. “It is one of my favorite songs but no, it wasn’t my idea. It was Klay’s idea. He had heard the song somewhere. When he showed me the scene, I told him that it was the best choice he could make because it is one of the best scenes in the movie. It’s so romantic and beautiful. There is the Taj Mahal, the song from Guru, a sunset and birds flying, it’s just perfect,” said the Krrish actress.
Disney’s Planes is currently showing in UK cinemas in 2D and 3D.
Prateik starrer Issaq has won million praises from audiences worldwide. The trailer of the film has been very well received for its romantic as well as dramatic visuals. After Salman Khan admiring the trailer, Issaq has left ace producer and director Karan Johar, spell-bound too.
Karan Johar was pleasantly surprised to watch the trailer of this adaption of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
He tweeted, “Just saw the trailer of #Issaq and was completely blown by its visuals and dramatic value….wasn’t expecting the magnitude…Superb!!!”
Set in Benaras, the story of the film is based on the famous English playwright Shakespeare’s tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet.
Directed by Manish Tiwary and produced by Dhaval Gada and Shailesh R. Singh, ISSAQ is slated to release in UK cinemas on 26th of July, 2013.