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Kaminey boosts of two double roles

Published: Friday, February 27, 2009, 17:25 [IST]

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It appears to be Angoor moment in the making. Kaminey, the film which features Shahid Kapoor in the double role of Charlie and Guddu, also sees another double role of sorts (at least as a namesake) in the crew details. While Vishal Bhardwaj is the film's director and composer, Vishal Dadlani (of Vishal-Shekhar duo) has been roped in to sing the key song in the film. The number in question is (an interestingly titled) ''Tan Tana'' that sees Vishal Dadlani flexing his vocal chords.

Says Vishal who loves to dabble in occasional singing as well and apart from singing in his own films has collaborated with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Pritam in the past, "Seriously, it's a big honour to be working with Vishal Bhardwaj. I respect him as a musician. He has done some great work in the past and to be singing for a song composed by him was an exciting opportunity."

There is a story that goes behind how Vishal Dadlani was roped in to sing for Kaminey. Apparently, the song was already recorded and Vishal was sent across the CD to hear it out once. So impressed was Vishal with the voice in the song that he instantly called up Vishal Bhardwaj and enquired about the singer.

"To my utter surprise, I was informed that Vishal Bhardwaj had himself sung the song. He had done such a brilliant job that I tried persuading him to retain the voice for the final cut as well. However, he wasn't willing to do so and wanted another voice for the song. I am happy that he considered me for the song", says Vishal Dadlani who has sung close to a dozen odd songs in the recent past, most notably being ''Jaane Kyun'' and ''Khabar Nahi'' (Dostana), title song (Krazzy 4), ''Jame Raho'' (Taare Zameen Par) and ''Tashan Mein'' (Tashan).

With ''Tan Tana'' fetching a good response as it plays along with the theatrical promo of Kaminey, Vishal Dadlani is sure that it would be payback time soon for Vishal Bhardwaj.

"I made a deal with him when I consented to sing 'Tan Tana'", smiles Vishal Dadlani, "I told him that I would do the song only on one condition that he would have to sing a song for us when we make a tune worthwhile enough for him. He has agreed to oblige so we should see collaboration between Vishal Bhardwaj and Vishal-Shekhar soon."

Also featuring the voice of Sukhwinder Singh, ''Tan Tana'' is pasteurized on Charlie and Guddu, the two characters that are played by Shahid Kapoor. With Priyanka Chopra as the leading lady, Kaminey is looking at a 5th June release.

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