He may have called his film Joker but director Shirish Kunder is dead serious when it comes to his second film. For this Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer that goes on floor this month, Shirish is now all set to film a song which is made of – hold your breath – 10 languages. A dance number, it is sung by Daler Mehendi and is a fusion track.
“That’s right; we have already recorded the song and would be picturising it in the Chandigarh schedule which kick-starts on Valentines Day (14th February). The uniqueness about this song is that it has lyrics belonging to 10 languages – Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam”, says Shirish who has earlier directed Akshay in his debut outing Jaan-E-Mann.
Now an effort like this could well take the song in the record books because as far as Bollywood outings are concerned, the record so far is held by Angrezi Mein Kehte Hai from Amitabh Bachchan starrer Khud-Daar (1982) which had lyrics in five languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Punjabi. With the song from Joker bringing in ten languages, it is miles ahead of the competition.
“Well, we are not thinking of any records as of now. What we want is that we should have fun while getting the song on screen and audience should be enjoying it”, says Shirish who is co-producing the film along with Akshay Kumar, “Farah would be choreographing the song.”
To be shot outdoors, the song which has been composed by newcomer GV Prakash and written by Shirish himself has an Indian melody to it with a hip hop groove. It would be picturised on Akshay and Sonakshi and is already being touted as a major highlight in Joker.
A close associate of Shirish adds, “He has been known for his innovation when it comes to music. Remember ‘Humko Maaloom Hai‘ (Jaan-E-Mann) which was so different musically as well as visually. Even recently his very own composition of Tees Maar Khan title song was getting quite popular before the entire team decided to pitch ‘Sheila Ka Jawani‘ as the next big song. Now with Joker, expect him to go full throttle.”
Well, we hope the results are as enticing as they sound Shirish!