Rumours were afloat that AR Rehman is interested in casting Nindiya Ke Paar singer Uzair Jaswal as the main lead in his new musical, however, much to our disappointment this is not true.
The Pakistani singer whose vocal skills came to the limelight after Coke Studio, denied being a part of AR Rehman's musical and clearly said, "It's not true."
With regard to working with the Indian film industry, the singer is keen on acting in films and might take it up. As of now, the singer's plans are geared towards music as he claims, "I am in talks with people from Bollywood and I'm working on songs with new producers."
Although he declined being a part of the Academy Award winner's film, he said that he might be working on musicals and said, "if something great comes up, then yeah, I might just take it up." He left us speculating about his future projects in Bollywood because at the moment everything is confidential and being kept under wraps.
The Coke Studio singer is not new to Pakistani audiences. He has recently been part of local films Gol Chakkar, the controversial indie film Slackistan and the newly released Jalaibee. He has made his Bollywood debut with two songs – Tere Bin and Jaanvey - in the recently released film Ek Paheeli Leela. But these are not the only movies he has worked in. He has also been a part of
In an interview with Hindustan Times last year he had revealed that his first production will be a musical in Hindi. At that point in time the film had yet to take shape. Since then, AR Rehman has started working towards gathering a team for his film. Apparently, he met with Telugu filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Wednesday and rumour has it that they might be working together. However, a source close to the Indian singer dismissed such claims saying, “It was a simple conversation and there was no discussion about the two working together in near future.”
The script is now under works and will be in Tamil and Hindi.
Till the release of Uzair's new songs, we leave you with his two famous songs:
Nindiya Ke Paar