Aamir Khan sings Lalkaar for Rang De Basanti
Actors going behind the mic to sing for a track of their movie, yes, that’s the new trend. After Abhishek Bachchan recently sung a song for his next Bluffmaster, Aamir Khan, the perfectionist, has put his vocal cords to work for Rakeysh Mehra's Rang De Basanti.
The song that Aamir sung is titled Lalkaar. It’s a contemporary inspirational track composed by the music maestro A. R. Rahman and penned down by Prasoon Joshi.
“Both Aamir and Rahman have been so closely associated with Rang De Basanti from the start they know every heartbeat and rhythm in the plot. None of the 10 songs in Rang De Basanti are items. They're all part of the narrative,” said Mehra revealing a bit about Rang De Basanti’s songs.
And how did Aamir end up singing Lalkaar? “Aamir's song comes at a critical juncture in the narrative. When we arrived at this song there was no hesitation - Aamir was the first and only choice. Rahman and I immediately thought of him. Aamir was the first and last choice for the Lalkaar track. And it's turned out so beautifully.”
What makes the songs of Rang De Basanti special? “What makes the music of Rang De Basanti as special as the music in my Aks is that the 10 songs didn't just happen in the studio. They grew out of the narrative. We'd scrap tunes, find new ones, create and re-create the songs until they gelled completely with the situations. And yes, Aamir was a part of the film's musical journey,” said Mehra
We hope Lalkaar will be as successful as Aati Kya Khandala from Vikram Bhatt's Ghulam and Aamir will get the same amount of praise for this one!