After Akon, it’s The Prodigy for RA.One
Actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan has promised that his superhero fantasy adventure, Ra.One, will be a ‘different’ Hindi film. And he is living up to that claim, starting with the music of the film.
The film’s background score will be recorded in three sessions of two-three weeks each. The first one is currently underway at three different studios. Composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, who usually restrict their work to only the film’s soundtracks, this time, have insisted on doing the background score too. They are shuttling between the three studios.Twice a week the duo also visits the VFX facility at the Red Chillies office with their key musicians to ensure that the sound they have created matches the film’s look. The second session will take place after a month-and-a-half and the third, a month before the release. The last spell is expected to take place in a studio in London or some part of Europe with live instruments being played.
Apart from the extensive work on the background score, an added attraction to the film’s music will be the two songs that Akon has recorded. “He (Akon) flew in with his recordist and music programmer. Then his programmer sat down with Vishal-Shekhar’s and there was instant chemistry. The song that was to take two days was wrapped up in one. That’s why Akon recorded another song,” reminisces the film’s upbeat director Anubhav Sinha. “The UK band, The Prodigy, will also be recording for us.”
Meanwhile, Sinha refutes rumours that his film’s release has been delayed till 2012 as it is being re-shot: “Not a single shot was retaken. And till a month ago, when the VFX team got back to us, we were clueless about the release date. Shah Rukh or Gauri should make an announcement soon. All that you heard about it coming in summer, autumn or winter is just idle gossip.”