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Farhan Akhtar declines Rahman's offer

music Updated: May 19, 2009 19:13 IST

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Farhan Akhar's song for Tony D'Souza's underwater thriller Blue that composer A.R. Rahman has decided to record at the last minute might get stalled a bit as the director-actor-singer is suffering from a sore throat.

Farhan developed a sore throat while shooting for his latest Kartik Calling Kartik in a dry humid studio here.

"And I'm hugely allergic to dust. My throat has gone bad at a time when I least needed my voice to go bad. Working in dusty studios and singing just don't go hand-in-hand. I guess I'll just have to live with it," Farhan, who debuted as a signer and actor with Rock On!, told IANS.

" Kartik Calling Kartik is my most gruelling role to date. It requires a lot of physical action," he added.

There were no plans to use Farhan's vocals in Blue. But then Rahman, who really liked Shankar-Ehsan-Loy's tunes in Rock On!, wanted to incorporate his vocals in the movie.

"Rahman has approached me and yes, I'm singing for him. It's a club-based song and I guess my voice goes well with the smoky mood," he said.

Farhan admits it's a leap ahead for him as a singer.

"In Rock On!, I sang for myself. Now I'll get to sing for someone else and that too a song composed by Rahman. Yeah, I guess it's a leap forward."

But for that Farhan will have to first wait till his throat is normal.

Blue stars Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan, Lara Dutt and Katrina Kaif. It also features Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue in an item number.