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Bappi Lahiri to develop track for Running Shaadi.com

Bappi

Bappi

Bappida’s cup of joy runneth over with yet another triumph, this one straight from Bollywood to Hollywood. Says Bappida proudly, “You will be happy to know that the unit of Shoojit Sircar’s Runningshaadi.com is flying down over here to shoot a song with me. The song that I’ve composed for the film is entitled ‘Pyar Ka Test’ and it’s an original, not a re-mix of any of my old hits.”

The song will be filmed on Bappida who says proudly, “I’ve faced the camera a number of times. It feels good to be performing my own song for a film. The Runningshaadi.com director Amit Roy insisted I compose the song and perform it in the film myself. Since this is a Shoojit Sircar production and I like his cinema, I couldn’t say no.”

Bappida is sobered and saddened by present day musical trends. “I belong to the golden era of Hindi film music when Kishore Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle were the ruling voices. My first composition in the film Nanha Shikari was sung by the great Mukesh. Even today my songs like ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ (Chalte Chalte), ‘Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost’ (Aap Ki Khatir) and ‘Jawani Jaan-E-Man’ (Namak Halaal) are played everywhere.”

Times, sighs Bappida, are changing. “Nowadays film music has no longevity. We hear a song for maybe two weeks. And we don’t know who has sung or composed it. Earlier music composers and singers were brand names. An R D Burman song was an R D Burman song and a Kishore Kumar number was a Kishore Kumar number. It’s sad that we no longer respect our musical heritage, because music binds India and Indians with the rest of the world.”

Before signing off Bappida says he wants to go on exploring new musical avenues. “I want to make India proud with my music. I want my sound of music to be heard and hummed in the remotest corners of the world. I want the world to acknowledge Indian music as the best sound on the planet.”

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