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In love, unabashedly

Delhi-based singer/composer Abhishek Ray explores Kama Sutra in his new album, reports Anupam S Thapa.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2006 20:45 IST

While music videos of all hues and genre ooze oomph de rigueur, here comes one which explores the gist of Kama Sutra unabashedly. Titled Moods of Love — Kama Sutra, the album is Delhi-based singer/ composer Abhishek Ray’s debut in the world of commercial music and will be released today. He says, “This album captures the myriad moods of love, ranging from furtive glances and romantic swells to torrid passion and the pathway to Nirvana as well.”

Diverse notes: The album has seven tracks sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Udit Narayan, Harshdeep and Abhishek himself. The lyrics are by Nusrat Badr (lyricist of Devdas) and Syed Gulrez (lyricist of Taj Mahal). Abhishek, who has also done three solo albums with Gulzar, adds, “I’ve also written a script for a musical on the album and plan to have performances abroad.”

A video of one of the songs from the album has already been shot, featuring the Garam Masala babe, Neetu Chandra.

“We’ve highlighted sensuality rather than just skin. The Censor Board has cleared it,” informs this trained Indian classical musician and pianist. He has also scored the music for a Tamil film, Tundil.

The wild side: Abhishek is also an active member of the Tiger and Leopard census teams and is also a wildlife photographer. This Physics (Hons.) graduate from Hansraj College says, “Fusion comes naturally to me as I’ve the voice of a black man and fingers of a white man.” Keep scoring!

Email Anupam Thapa: anupam.thapa@hindustantimes.com