It was a star-studded occasion as Indian cinema’s latest acting sensations Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari, together with debutante director Anu Menon, launched the official music soundtrack from the highly anticipated new Twentieth Century Fox and Rose Productions’ romantic comedy ‘London Paris New York’ in the capital of India – New Delhi!
Although musicals are the tradition in Indian films, London Paris New York is likely to be the first film where the lead stars have actually sung the songs themselves! Music plays an integral part in the film and mirrors the personal journey of the lead characters ‘Nikhil’ (Ali Zafar) and ‘Lalitha’ (Aditi Rao Hydari), as they meet in London, flirt in Paris and fall in love in New York, for one night over eight years. Adding further impetus to ‘London Paris New York’, Ali Zafar has penned and performed the musical score for the film. He cites his aim as being to create a fresh sound, which experiments with various genres in line with the emotions showcased in the film.
“I wanted to create sounds that are fresh and since the film touches on different emotions I could experiment with genres”, said Zafar.
He used Pop influences in London, Electronic Sufi in Paris and Blues Rap in New York, all blended together with a strong Bollywood undertone. The first song to be taken from the official soundtrack, entitled: ‘Woh Dekhne Main’, has the lyrical talents of Aditi Rao Hydari on lead vocals.
Speaking about his musical heroes, Ali Zafar says: “It’s a big compliment for me when people compare me with Kishore Kumar because he is one man who I always look up to. He was so talented that I cannot dare to stand any closer to him. He was somebody who used to sing and act.”
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