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Arijit says he observed Ranbir’s style before singing ADHM song

Singer Arijit Singh has said that he studied the mannerisms of Ranbir Singh before singing the title track from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The video had already been shot.

music Updated: Aug 31, 2016 18:40 IST
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The title song Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, composed by Pritam, forms the basis of the 1.33-min teaser of the Karan Johar-directed romantic drama.
The title song Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, composed by Pritam, forms the basis of the 1.33-min teaser of the Karan Johar-directed romantic drama. (Yogen Shah)

The title track of Karan Johar’s new film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which came out as part of the film’s teaser, has become quite a rage. And its singer Arijit Singh says before singing the song, he had carefully studied the mannerisms of Ranbir Kapoor in the video which had already been shot for the track.

The title song, composed by Pritam, forms the basis of the 1.33-min teaser of the Karan Johar-directed romantic drama. It opens with the Tamasha star lip-syncing the track, penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

The Tum Hi Ho hitmaker says since Ranbir had already shot the video of the song, he had to observe his body language to sing in that particular style.

Watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s teaser here:

“This is going to be really interesting because this was perhaps the first time where I had to sing while looking at the actor. He (Ranbir) had already performed on that song.

“So I had to call for the video, watch the reflexes and match him. That was a very good experience for me,” said Arijit.

This is the first time that Arijit has lent his voice to a Karan Johar-directed film. The 29-year-old singer is all praise for the “killer song” and feels Johar has a “terrific music sense” which is reflected in all his films.

Though he has sung several chartbusters for various Bollywood stars, Arijit says he never has the habit of asking for which film he is singing and for whom.

“I never ask for the film, who is acting, because I have never seen this (process). When I used to assist, we were given situations, songs used to be done and somebody used to shoot it,” he said.

“So, I am habitual like that. I just never ask. All I know is I have to do proper justice to the song, then someone will perform it on shoot. So it is his responsibility.”

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, also starring Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan, is scheduled to release this Diwali.