Kailasa to weave Bollywood tunes

Band leader Kailash Kher, together with Kamath brothers, Paresh and Naresh, are set to compose music for two Bollywood films, Made In India and Allah Ke Bande.

music Updated: Nov 28, 2007 19:06 IST

After stamping their mark in the music industry with two successful albums, the composer trio of popular band Kailasa are now expanding their domain into Bollywood and are in talks with the Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman, who may sing for them.

Band leader Kailash Kher, together with Mumbai-based Kamath brothers, Paresh and Naresh, are set to compose music for two Bollywood films.

"Yes, me and my colleagues of my band Kailasa, Paresh Kamath and Naresh Kamath, will be composing music for upcoming films Made In China and Allah Ke Bande," said Kher during a telephonic conversation with PTI.

"Together we will be known as Kailash-Paresh-Naresh" he added. The trio who joined hands together in 2006 had brought a whiff of fresh music and regaled audiences with sufi elements in their first album Kailasa followed by KailasaJhoomore a few months ago.

The songs Teri Deewani and Tauba Tauba from the album Kailasa, and Bam Lahari and Saiyaan from KailasaJhoomore turned out to be huge hits.

Made in China directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by Ramesh Sippy stars Akshay Kumar and model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone. This multi-composer film will also have musicians Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as well as veteran Bappi Lahiri. The title track will be done by Kailash-Paresh-Naresh.

<b1>"Shankar Mahadevan, who is the main composer in the movie will also sing a track tuned by us," said Kher.

Kailash, who rose to popularity with Allah ke Bande in the film Aise bhi hota he, is excited about the possibility of getting AR Rahman to sing for his composition in the upcoming Allah Ke Bande, by debut filmmaker Farooqe Kabir.

"I share a special bond with Rahman and I never miss a chance to work with him. He is blessed by God. His spirituality and simplicity attracts everyone," says Kailash.

The trio is working on a sufi song and have already discussed it with Rahman.

"Rahman likes the idea and if things fall in line he will be singing this song," adds Kher.

Kher, who is an admirer of late sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, says Khan has a great influence on his life.

"I liked his (Nusrat's) selection of songs. All his songs have a philosophical touch. There was an yearning to reach the almighty," said Kher.

Kailash Kher is also associated with a television show tittled Mission Ustaad, which will be aired on the new entertainment channel 9X.

"This programme we will entertain people for a cause," said Kailash about the programme which envisages propagating the message of United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

"I'm very excited to be a part of this show. I'll sing, make people happy and ask them to help people in need," said the singer.

First Published: Nov 28, 2007 15:32 IST