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MLTR has Bollywood dreams

Popular Danish band Michael Learns to Rock has evinced interest in Bollywood and says it will love to collaborate with its stars. 'We would love to collaborate, but no one has approached us,' they said.

entertainment Updated: Jun 21, 2010 18:47 IST

MLTRPopular Danish band Michael Learns to Rock has evinced interest in Bollywood and says it will love to collaborate with its stars and artistes.

The three-member group, here to promote its album Eternity, told fans about their interest during an interaction.

The fans, ranging from eight and-nine-year-olds to those in their 50s, sang along with the group as they crooned Oh my sleeping child the world's so wild.

"I like Bollywood movies that have so many colours," said lead vocalist and key board player Jascha Richter. Asked whether they would like to work with Bollywood artistes, he said, "We would love to collaborate, but no one has approached us."

On which particular Indian actress he liked, Richter, who had some initial trouble recollecting, nodded in affirmation at the name of Katrina Kaif, when prompted by a fan.

The group, which is visiting the city for the third time, told a cheering crowd, "The reason we are here is because of you".

MLTR has sold over 10 million records worldwide, mainly in Asia. "It was the craziest experience in India when it was raining from start-to-finish during a performance but the crowd stayed on to listen to us. It was crazy but fantastic," recalled guitarist Mikkel Lentz.

"When we started the group, there was a guy the King of Pop (Michael Jackson) whom we all admired and we thought it would be fun including his name on our band," drummer Kare Wanscher said about the band's name.

Ritcher said they first performed in their hometown Aarhus at a competition where they had to belt out three songs but they won it. One of the songs You want more is featured in Eternity.

About their famous number Paint My Love, which was released in 1996 and sold over three million copies, he said "We were singing in Singapore and after we came back, I wanted to write a song for Asia. It was a difficult song to record...The song saw tremendous success all over Asia and Africa. This song means a lot to the band as well."

Wanscher said right now there are no plans of doing a musical video.

"I am greying, it does not look good on video," Lentz said in a lighter vein. "It is too expensive," Richter reasoned.