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Shakira’s Bollywood cabaret song

The Latin American sensation, Shakira, will mark her Bollywood debut by singing for Salim-Sulaiman.

music Updated: Jun 17, 2010 13:00 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times

ShakiraShakira can sing. She has a great range and her musical style is easy to adapt to Indian melodies," says music composer, Salim.

The reason why he’s praising the singing talent is because Salim and Sulaiman are getting to compose a track for her in an upcoming movie, featuring entrepreneur Sachin Joshi, the sponsor of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Latin American sensation, Shakira, will mark her Bollywood debut with this project — which few people have heard about.

Salim confirms reports but is hesitant to divulge any information on the film. “It’s too early to talk about the film, but we are going to start recording the track sometime next month if all goes as planned. Sulaiman and I have already got the sample track ready and we know the basic melody structure we will be using for the song. It is a cabaret style and we will be infusing a lot of her Latin influences ,” Salim says.

The dance track will be filmed on South African model, Candice Boucher. The lyrics will mostly be in English, with a little Hindi thrown in. For the same, Salim is planning on taking Shakira to a dialect coach to get her accent right.

The Emmy-nominated duo is excited about recording the track and say they would like to mix it in a Hollywood studio. “We want to record in our studio, but would like to get the final track mixed by her engineers. The vocals need to stand out,” Salim enthuses.

First Published: Jun 17, 2010 11:58 IST