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Bollywood twist in My Name: Noop

music Updated: Mar 27, 2010 00:34 IST

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Anoop Desai aka Noop Dogg, who floored Americans with his stint on American Idol, has released his first single, and it has a heavy dose of Bollywood in it. The single, My Name, released by the 23-year-old from Chapel Hill, US, is already making its way up music charts.

Talking to People magazine, Desai said, “It’s a pop record, but definitely influenced by a Bollywood feel.” He added, “My Name has a double meaning. On one hand, it’s a response to kids who used to make fun of my name when I was little. I wanted my first contribution to be something that said, ‘Hey, my name is now cool, not something to be ashamed of’. It’s also about false bravado. Each song in the All is Fair album describes a mindset or a time in my life. My Name is about going to a club and trying to act like a big deal. Really, that mentality stems from a lack of confidence, but I think we’ve all done it at some point.”

The single is part of his new album All is Fair that comes out in the first week of May. According to fans, the “Bollywood-feel” is what is making the song a hit. “Ooh I love this! I love the beat and the hints of Bollywood. Makes me want to get up and dance,” said Natalie on a
website. —HTC