Posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Bollywood Music What's Happenin'

The Magic of R & R: Raghav and Rahman

A.R. RahmanRaghav and playback singer Shilpa Rao combine forces to create the magic that is ‘Ishq Shava’, the first release from the soundtrack for “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” directed by the late Yash Chopra.  The promos utilizing the song have constantly been seen on mainstream networks like ZeeTV, Sony, Colours, etc., so most likely you’ve caught a glimpse of the track.  If you haven’t, check it out below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZHR_5ActLk

The video for “Ishq Shava” has already received over 2 million views in the first week of the release!  This is set to be a major Bollywood smash for Raghav who tells us:

“Of all the glorious moments in my musical journey working with A.R. Rahman ranks at the top.”

The film stars Shahrukh KhanKatrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, while the song itself features Shahrukh Khan (yup, Raghav’s vocals are being used on on SRK!) and Katrina Kaif.

Recently, A. R. Rahman gave us a hint of a song in the pipeline with Raghav, saying on twitter:

In studio with the talented and humorous Raghav to whom I wish the best of luck on his new album with Ultra Records” (referring to Raghav’s upcoming USA mainstream debut with ‘Fire’, a song that has already gone platinum in Canada).

Luckily for you all, we also have the scoop regarding Raghav’s “Fire” release.  Check out the details here (pics and interview).  If you’re too lazy to read another article, feel free to view the interview directly below:

Jab Tak Hain Jaan” is sure to smash all the record in Bollywood, not only for this outstanding collaboration, but also because it is truly the end of an era.  The movie is director, Yash Chopra’s  last film.  The king of romantic movies, Chopra died unexpectedly on October 21, 2012, just weeks after announcing he would not direct any more movies!  “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” is scheduled for release on November 13, 2012 – tomorrow!

Check it out and let us know your thoughts!  Be sure to keep it locked to Urban Asian for our review of the movie!  To see more great interviews, music videos, and Bollywood highlights, check out UrbanAsian on Youtube.