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Ayushmann Khurrana to sing a new-age version of Dil-e-nadan

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 13, 2014
First Published: 19:44 IST(13/3/2014) | Last Updated: 20:13 IST(13/3/2014)
Ayushman Khurrana, who has sung songs like Paani da rang and Saddi gali for his previous releases, is now going to record something different for his upcoming film.

We have learnt that the actor is set to give a modern spin to Mirza Ghalib's famous ghazal, Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai. For Vibhu Puri's next, he will sing and compose the music for the iconic Urdu poet's famous work. In the film, Ayushmann plays the role of the Maharashtrian scientist, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who, in 1895, had constructed and flown India’s first unmanned airplane.

"It was Ayushmann's idea (to sing Ghalib's ghazal) and Vibhu instantly liked it. He has finished the scratch version for the shoot, and now he has started work on the final recording. It won't sound anything like the typical ghazals we all have heard so far. But it will retain Ghalib's charm," says an insider.

The ghazal has seamlessly been incorporated in the film's storyline. "The movie is set in the 1890s. Since Ghalib passed away a few years before that (in 1869), his work was popular at the time; that’s why it’s a good fit," adds the insider.

Despite repeated attempts, Ayushmann couldn’t be reached for a comment.
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