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Boman Irani gets 10 on 10 for his playback singing!

Vocalist Shaan reveals insider gossip from the sets of Ferrari Ki Sawaari

music Updated: May 21, 2012 15:58 IST
Fever 104 FM’s Bollywood Desk
Fever 104 FM’s Bollywood Desk
Hindustan Times

Any film about a car is bound to refer to the late actor and singer Kishore Kumar in some way, so it came as no surprise to RJ Anuraag Picture Pandey, when he chatted with singer Shaan, that the title track of Ferrari Ki Sawaari used the song Chalti Ha Naam Gaadi as a reference point.

What did surprise Picture Pandey, however, was the revelation that actor Boman Irani joined the singer behind the mike when the song was recorded. Excerpts from the conversation with Shaan: ‘Can’t categorise this song’

“The song has a sense of energy and speed, yet at the same time it has managed to capture an old world charm, with Chalti Ha Naam Gaadi as a reference point for the masti (mischief) and movement it required. It is not a love song or a dance song, so trying to fit it into any category is pointless.”

The Kishore-da factor
“Though I have sung the song in my own voice, the energy, spunk and vibrancy fits perfectly into the Kishore Kumar mould! I have also done some yodelling which is a Kishore-da specialty and he obviously was one of my greatest idols while I was growing up.”

‘I debuted at 14 in Parinda!’
“I made my playback singing debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra (the producer of Ferrari Ki Sawaari) at the age of 14! I sang a few lines for a song in his movie, Parinda (1989). Then came ‘Chanda mama so gaye’ for Munnabhai MBBS (2003) and ‘Behti hawa sa tha who’ for 3 Idiots (2009).”

‘Boman knew how to emote the song’
“I think Boman has done great justice to the song. Since he sang it himself, he understood exactly how to emote it on screen. Along with the sur (pitch) and taal (beat), it is important for any singer to understand the feel of the song, and he has done that brilliantly.”

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First Published: May 21, 2012 12:27 IST

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