Bappi Lahiri to sing for Gunday

The disco king Bappi Lahiri has been an integral part of the industry. While his music for The Dirty Picture was topping the chartbusters, this talented musician has been signed again for a Yash Raj production. Earlier reports suggested that Priyanka will be doing a cabaret number for her upcoming film Gunday and now Bappi Da has been roped in to give voices for Arjun and Ranveer in the song. It brings together YRF and Bappi da for the very first time.

It's hard to imagine Hindi music of the 80's without Bappi Lahiri. Even harder to fathom pop music from Kolkata minus its beloved Bappi Da. So, when director Ali Abbas Zafar decided to make a cabaret song for Gunday, set in Calcutta of the 80's, Bappi da was an inevitable choice. "For months we were trying to come up with this Cabaret song, but a good melody was eluding us", says Sohail Sen, the music composer of Gunday. "It is meant to be Priyanka Chopra's introduction song in the film, it had to be special. Then one day, a melody fell into place. It was bang on. It's a number that combines jazz with brass and drums, something that was hugely popular in those days. With not too many days left for the shoot, the team got into action immediately," he further added.

Bappi da was thrilled to be a part of Gunday. He added some of his characteristic nuances to the song that were a rage in the 80s. "I'm very excited to be a part of this, I have worked with Sohail's father Sameer many years ago and now I'm working with his talented son. This song is a guaranteed crowd puller, especially in Kolkata."

Also, Neha Bhasin who sang Dhunki from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was roped in to be Priyanka's voice for this song.

Gunday is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and Produced by Aditya Chopra and is slated to release on Valentine's Day, February 14.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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