After A R Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder too set to go Hollywood

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (UNI) After international recognition for music maestro A R Rahman and versatile singer Sonu Nigam, the 'Chak De' singer Sukhwinder Singh is the latest to go the Hollywood way.

Sukhwinder, who has won tremendous acclaim in India for his rendition of songs like 'Chhaiyya Chhaiyya' from Mani Rathnam's 'Dil Se' and 'Chak De India' for the film of the same name, has recorded a song for Danny Boyle's film 'Slum Dog Millionaire'.

Further, Sukhwinder is all set to sing a song for Steven Spielberg's next film.

Based on a true story of a kid from the slums of Mumbai, 'Slum Dog Millionare', Starring Irrfan Khan and Anil Kapoor, has music by maestro A R Rehman.

Talking abot his experience of singing for 'Slum Dog Millionare', written by Simon Beaufoy, Sukhwinder said,''Lyrics of the song were amazing. It is written by Gulzaar saab and music is naturally peppy, the way all Rehman songs are.

I specially loved singing the song 'Jai Ho' and must have sung the song so many times that eventually Rehman got really perplexed.

Now they are wondering who would edit all the versions and which version is the best.'' The film is based on a true story.

''It's about a kid from the slums of Mumbai, who has nothing - he's ill educated, illiterate, and he goes on the Hindi version of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and wins it. It has tongue-in-cheek humour, Sukhwinder said.

Sukhwinder's other Hollywood venture as a music director and singer is Steven Spielberg's next film. For this film Sukhwinder is recording a Kutch song.

''I chose folk because it stands out in the crowd. I refused to take any techno music as Hollywood is way ahead in it. We need to have our own flavour and make our mark with what is ours,'' Sukhwinder said.

Sukhwinder thus joins the league of those like A R Rahman and Sonu Nigam who have, in the last few years, made their presence felt in Hollywood. While Rahman has scored music for several Hollywood ventures like Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Bombay Dreams' and 'Lord of The Rings', Sony Nigam too is a well know face abroad, having performed in concerts in Germany and UAE.

In October last year, Sonu, popularly known abroad as "the voice of Shah Rukh Khan", performed several live concerts in Offenbach, Essen and Hamburg. Then , he also performed at an international seminar at Abu Dhabi.

Earlier, in 2006, Sonu Nigam's 'Simply Sonu' tour throughout the US opened to record attendances.


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