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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Hit song of the week

Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 02, 2013
First Published: 16:09 IST(2/2/2013) | Last Updated: 18:43 IST(2/2/2013)

Here's a look at what went into the making of a super tune

'Mujh mein tu' (Special 26)
Composer: M M Kreem
Singer: Akshay Kumar
lyrics: Irshad Kamil

'Mujh mein tu' is a soft number from the upcoming Akshay Kumar starrer Special 26. It's the actor's first full-fledged singing experience. Akshay talks about the making of the song, his singing experience and more.

Actor turns singer
"I really liked the song when I heard the tune for the first time. When Neeraj (Pandey; director) asked me to lend my voice to it, I was very reluctant. He assured me that the song would be removed if it didn't sound great. Fortunately, everyone has loved it." Singing in the past "Before this song, I'd only rapped with Snoop Dogg in Singh Is Kinng (2008) and sung parts of a gurbani (devotional song). I never thought I would ever get into serious singing."

Crisp rehearsal
"I just rehearsed for the song for about five hours before the recording."

Track goes viral
"Not even in my dreams did I think that it would receive such a response from listeners."

Future with a microphone
"Not really. I think that I don't have a great voice. But I do believe in the saying 'never say never'."

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