Bollywood film director Pooja Bhatt has once again collaborated with Pakistani singer Ali Azmat for her film Jism 2 and this time the singer has sung two songs for the film, reports IANS.
Azmat, who was previously the lead vocalist of the popular Pakistani band Junoon, gave his song “Garaj Baras” to Bhatt for her 2004 directorial debut Paap. Jism 2, which is a sequel to 2003 film Jism, is one of the most eagerly awaited Bollywood films of 2012. The film stars Indo-Canadian actor, businesswoman and model, Sunny Leone along with Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda.
Ali Azmat has lent his voice for Hooda’s character, Kabir, for which he has sung a couple of songs — “Kuch Rahein Gaya Baki” and “Yeh Jism”. The songs have been written and composed by debutant Arko Prova Mukherjee.
Commenting on the songs, the music director of the film said, “Randeep plays the cello in the film. So, I have used cello as the signature instrument in Ali’s songs for Randeep. I’ve penned the lyrics for the song — ‘Kuch Rahein Gaya Baki’. It has a Sufi-rock feel to it and has a world music sound. There is a thematic composition that’s like a background score with lyrics. It’s called ‘Yeh Jism’.”
It is interesting to note that Azmat recorded the songs in Lahore on Skype as he was not granted a visa to visit India. Regarding this matter, Bhatt tweeted, “Grateful to my friend Ali Azmat for absolutely rocking tracks for Jism 2. Visa or no visa, you prove yet again that music has no boundaries.”
In an interview with Times of India, Azmat said, “It feels good to work with friends; I’ve known Pooja and Munish Makhija for a while. And the new composer Arko Prova Mukherjee, who has penned the lyrics and composed the tunes for me, is promising.”
The film is scheduled for a December release while the soundtrack is expected to come out earlier in September or early November.
(With additional information from Kool Muzone)
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2012.