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Rahman to star in Ekk Deewana Tha song

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 05, 2012
First Published: 11:37 IST(4/2/2012) | Last Updated: 19:17 IST(5/2/2012)
AR Rahman may have shied away from the camera for years, but the music maestro will soon be seen in the first-ever music video of the romantic number, Mohabbatein from Ekk Deewana Tha (EDT).

The multiple Oscar-winning composer sung the song himself. EDT director and Rahman’s friend, Gautham Menon has shot the video for him. “AR has been extremely excited about the entire album. In fact, it was his idea to shoot the song,” says Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios, producer of EDT.

Previously, Rahman made a cameo in Akon’s music video of the popular hit, Beautiful. However, this time, he will be seen singing the song and playing the piano. Mohabbatein is Rahman’s favourite song from the film’s soundtrack. “It’s a very romantic song. And since the film is all about romance and love, Rahman sir’s involvement with the song has made it (the song) special for all of us,” says a source from the production unit. Makers plan to unveil the video at the success party of the song, Hosanna.

Ek Deewana ThaStarring Prateik and Amy Jackson, EDT is a remake of Menon’s Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. Rahman composed score for the Tamil version too. He and other cast members released the soundtrack album at Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Vinod Rathod appeared in Baazigar’s (1993) Chupaana Bhi Nahi Aata, and Shaan and Sadhna Sargam in Chain Aapko Mila from Hungama (2003). Pritam featured in Life In A…Metro (2007), Atif Aslam in Pehli Nazar Mein in Race (2008) and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in a song in Dil Kabaddi (2008). Now, Kailash Kher has appeared in Gali Gali Chor Hai’s title song.
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