It was back in 2017 when Hollywood star Chris Pratt said "Whoa... wow" after watching a special Hindi promotional clip of his movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 that featured Bappi Lahiri's foot-tapping song Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba. In recent development, the veteran singer-composer has revealed he is in talks with Marvel Studios for one of their upcoming films, reported Business Standard.
Over the years, some Indian elements have managed to find their way in Marvel superhero films. Remember Robert Downey Jr’s character Tony Stark (Iron Man) attending an Indian wedding in Spider-Man: Homecoming or the Indian slum scenes in The Avengers? If things work out, then another one of Bappi’s songs will feature in a Marvel film soon.
"I am currently in talks with Marvel Studios. They had used my song Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba. Chris Pratt, the hero of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, had really liked the song. So maybe one of my songs will be used in their next film. I will go to Hollywood in April," Bappi said.
While he is yet to sign on the dotted line for the Marvel association, his other international collaborations with rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Akon are complete. Acting has also been keeping him busy. He recently made a cameo in the Sony Entertainment Television show Ladies Special. "I have acted in so many films, including Kalakaar. I have done Indian Idol, but Ladies Special is the first time that I worked on a TV show. It's today's story about women travelling by a train and making friends during their journey," he said.
Speaking about whether he would like a film to be made on his life, Bappi said, "Yes, a lot of people are approaching me to make a film on my life but I haven't finalised anything. The biopic should start by this year.” He continued, "Actor Ranveer Singh could probably play my younger version...you know the 1970s, 80s and 90s time.”
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