MUSIC: Aiyaary's new love song, 'Yaad Hai' is a charming romantic track

    The second song of the Neeraj Pandey directorial Aiyaary is out. Titled Yaad Hai, the soft romantic number features the lead actors Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra's love story. We already saw them fall in love in the earlier track Lae Dooba, but as is obvious from its title, Aiyaary's new song is all about the couple breaking up and going down memory lane recollecting the time they spent with each other.

    Penned by Manoj MuntashirYaad Hai has been composed and voiced by Ankit Tiwari. The soulful voice of Palak Muchhal also adds the rest of the charm to this romantic ballad.

    Watch the video of the song Yaad Hai below.

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    Friendship goals from song Hu Ba Hu featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor

    Even real-life super heroes need friends – as the newly released song from PAD MAN - ‘HU BA HU’-featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor shows!

    It takes more than one man to start a Sanitary Pad revolution, and ‘HU BA HU’ celebrates the people who come into your life and help you achieve shared dreams, as Sonam Kapoor’s character Pari does as she helps Akshay Kumar (Lakshmikant) bring his invention across the country.

    ‘HU BA HU’ shows the journey of the two as they traverse India, touching the lives of thousands of women. From meeting individual women to talking at schools and engaging with villagers, the song charts the pair as they grow from two people making a difference from the back of an Ox and Cart to recruiting their own pad women to gaining international recognition at the UN in New York.

    Director R Balki envisioned ‘HU BA HU’ as a song with the core message: You don’t necessarily have to be life partners to change lives. This theme is seen throughout the song as we watch the friendship between Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor develop on screen.

    The song shows the growing bond between the pair, as they become closer as they achieve their shared dream. Akshay Kumar took to social media to eloquently explain the different relationships with his friend and wife saying: his wife Gayatri (played by Radhika Apte) is the reason behind his success as Pad Man but Pari (played by Sonam Kapoor) is the strength behind him.

    The song embodies the spirit of friendship with an infectious rhythm and uplifting and building tone, that evokes the evolution of the characters over the course of the film. A retro-riff, strong vocals and a memorable beat will ensure that this will be at the top of your playlist this year.

    PAD MAN releases in cinemas worldwide on the 26 January to inspire all the cape-less heroes amongst us, through SPE Films, India

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    First song from Aiyaary a soothing romantic number

    After the intriguing trailer of Aiyaary, the makers have released the first song from the film. Titled as Lae Dooba, this romantic number features Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh.

    Composed by Rochak Kohli, the soft and melodious song sung by Sunidhi Chauhan with lyrics penned Manoj Muntashir. The song video mainly shows Rakul Preet's character crushing over Sidharth's character as they meet each other and get closer.

    Aiyaary stars an ensemble cast, also starring Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Chopra, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah and releases in cinemas on 26 January 2018.

    Watch the song video to Lae Dooba here:


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    Dr Zeus, Snoop Dogg, Nargis Fakhri and Zora Randhwa team up for this year's ultimate party anthem, Woofer

    Get set to groove to the year’s ultimate party anthem, bringing together a beat like never before – combining the magic of Punjabi and Rap music. The iconic Dr Zeus presents his brand new track 'Woofer', feat none other than legendary rapper Snoop Dogg alongside UK based Punjabi singer Zora Randhawa.

    Dr Zeus, Snoop Dogg, Nargis Fakhri and Zora team up for this year's ultimate party anthem, Woofer

    The video, with captivating visuals, also features a singing debut from the stunning Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri. Shot in Los Angeles, California, the song has been produced by BeingU Music - a record label dedicated to the global music movement by popularizing independent Indian music across the world by virtue of exciting collaborations, with a solid focus on Punjabi artists.

    Talking about his latest musical creation, Dr Zeus says, “At the beginning of every achievement is the desire and with the right desire, you have the power to become what you think. 'Woofer' is an example of that and also a first of such wonderful collaborations I am hoping to do on the global music front. I’m so happy I was able to bring the magic of the legendary Snoop Dogg rap combined with our Punjabi grooves. Adding the icing was Nargis Fakhri who we had an absolute blast to work with. I’m thrilled to have joined hands with partners like BeingU who’s heart and head follow the same beat as mine and I can comfortably say that BeingU is the new home for Dr. Zeus!”

    Talking about collaborating with talents like Dr Zeus and Snoop Dogg, actress Nargis Fakhri says, ”I really enjoyed working with Dr Zeus and Zora and the entire BeingU team. This was a really awesome experience. For me, I grew up listening to Snoop Dogg so when this came my way, I was completely thrilled to give it a shot and sing with someone as iconic as him. Also our director Matt Alonzo was great and easy to work with. The song is super cool and I can’t wait for everyone to see the video and hear the entire song."

    Dr Zeus, Snoop Dogg, Nargis Fakhri and Zora team up for this year's ultimate party anthem, Woofer

    Talking about their first song launch and their vision for the label, the founders Gurjot Singh and Akshit Kumar say, "At BeingU Music, our aim is to take the Indian music industry to the global platform. Our first song 'Woofer' is a personification for the same. What further strengthens our vision is the partnership we have with the global music giant – Sony Music. With their highly experienced team and global network, we believe we can make a monumental shift in the way music is conceived, created and consumed.”

    Shridhar Subramaniam, President India & Middle East, Sony Music, adds: “We are delighted to be associated with BeingU and their highly talented and passionate team. Both our vision and philosophy towards independent music are the same - of developing world class artists and writing great hits. BeingU has a robust roster of artists coupled with our Creative, Marketing and Distribution muscle we will make a significant impact on the fast growing pop music scene.”

    'Woofer' is available now on iTunes and digital music stores.

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    Salman-Katrina show crackling chemistry in Dil Diyan Gallan song from Tiger Zinda Hai

    Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif make for the most romantic and stunningly beautiful onscreen pair and it has been 5 years since the audiences have seen them in the theatres. For 'Tiger Zinda Hai', the high-octane action thriller that features both as fighting fit super-spies, their onscreen romance is the highlight of "Dil Diyan Gallan", a classic love ballad. Shot in the visually stunning, picture perfect locales of Austria, this song brings to focus their breath-taking chemistry with the indulgent lavishness of a classic love ballad.

    Salman-Katrina look the best they have looked together in Tiger Zinda Hai first songSpeaking about this visual treat director Ali Abbas Zafar said, “I have always wanted to pay a tribute to the classic Yash Chopra romantic songs which I have grown up loving. And I’m thrilled that I finally got that song in Dil Diyan Gallan, an out-and-out romantic ballad on the lines of classic, beautiful love songs that the banner is remembered for by generations. Dil Diyan Gallan follows the same form/signature of a classic Yash Chopra song - aesthetic, inspired by the innocence of old school romances and at the same time, focuses on mature, deeply felt love.”

    Vishal and Shekhar have composed this song that has been sung by Atif Aslam. Irshad Kamil has penned its lyrics. Vaibhavi Merchant has choreographed Salman-Katrina’s romance. With a bit of waltz, ethereal palaces and monuments, snow-capped and pristine Austrian locations, this song recreate all that we love about classic Bollywood romantic songs. "Dil Diyan Gallan" from 'Tiger Zinda Hai' makes you believe in love all over again. The much-awaited Yash Raj Films production is set to release on December 22.

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    Listen to the thumping new anthem, Paintra from Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz

    After launching the teaser poster of Anurag Kashyap’s forthcoming film, 'Mukkabaaz', the makers of 2018’s first entertainer have unveiled the first song ‘Paintra’ from the movie featuring Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kissan, Vineet Kumar Singh and Zoya Hussain.

    Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz first song Paintra out now!Celebrated filmmakers Aanand L Rai and Anurag Kashyap have collaborated for the first time ever with their forthcoming sports drama, 'Mukkabaaz', presented by Eros International, Colour Yellow Productions and Phantom Films.

    Popular music producer, Udyan Sagar, widely known as Nucleya has composed music for the song. The Global Indian Music Award-winner has also collaborated with rapper, Divine for the first time ever for a Bollywood film. The song comes at a juncture when the lead protagonist played by Vineet starts prepping for boxing tournament.

    The acclaimed musician, who is known for combining EDM along with traditional Indian musical instruments and ambient sounds, has composed music for this track to surprise listeners with his keen sense to blend different genres. Not many know that Nucleya is an ardent fan of Anurag’s films. It is learnt that he and the filmmaker met at the latter’s house and decided to work together.

    Anurag said, “Nucleya recorded a song with the rapper and I loved it. Everything we had tried before that hadn’t worked out.”

    Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz first song Paintra out now!Nucleya adds, “Anurag was really precise in his brief for the song. It’s a Hindi rap number with bass-heavy elements, which is kind of my signature.”

    Creating a huge buzz ahead of its release, the sports drama was screened in the Special Presentations’ section at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Mumbai Film Festival. With artists like Nucleya aboard, the hype around the film has only grown.

    Presented by Eros International & Aanand L Rai and produced by Colour Yellow in association with Phantom Films, 'Mukkabaaz' directed by Anurag Kashyap stars Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill and Ravi Kissan.

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    Padmavati's first song 'Ghoomar' showcases the grandeur and exquisite culture of the 'Rajputs'

    Ever since the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' has released, everybody was waiting for the music of the movie as the veteran filmmaker is also known for the grandness in his songs. Now, the first song of the film, 'Ghoomar' has been out and it is more marvelous than we expected.

    Deepika Padukone as Padmavati

    The song which has been composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and sung by Shreya Ghosal and Swaroop Khan, showcases the grandeur and exquisite culture of the 'Rajputs'. Deepika Padukone as the legendary Rajput queen, Padmavati looks stunningly gorgeous in the song. She spells grace and elegance in every move in the dance number that has been choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya. Her jewellery, makeup and clothes, she looks ethereal in ethnic wear that one can not stop showering praises on her.

    'Ghoomer' is considered as a traditional dance form which is performed by princesses and queens in Rajasthan. It's a part of the heritage of Rajasthan that reflects their cultural upbringing.

    This song is said to be Deepika's most challenging dance number yet. She spent over a fortnight training under the guidance of Jyothi D Tommaar, assistant director and trustee of Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy. She reportedly trained for three hours everyday before shooting the number in November.

    The dance number that essentially focuses on the twirling movement has been said to be a departure for Deepika from the usual dance styles she has been doing so far in films. "The footwork is important in this dance. It took her a day to shift from what she has been doing so far, to what she was required to do for the song," Mahesh who choreographed the song said.

    Talking about the challenges while reviving this native dance form of Rajasthan, Deepika said: “I started preparing for this film and character several months before we actually started filming. But it was for the Ghoomar song that I walked onto the set as Padmavati for the first time. The shooting of the film began with this song, and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. I could feel her presence, and, in fact, I still do. It’s one of those rare moments in an actor’s life where it’s going to take a very long time before it actually leaves the system.”

    'Padmavati' is scheduled to release on December 1st 2017.

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    Smokin' hot Vaani Kapoor Grooves Like A Dream to Pay a Classic Tribute

    Vaani Kapoor’s sexy dance moves created records online with "Nashe Si Chad Gayi", the most viewed Bollywood song ever on Youtube with 306 million views so far. Now, she pulls off a sizzling dance tribute in a reboot of "Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni", a classic chartbuster from Yash Chopra’s cult film 'Daag'. Vaani, who is set to star alongside Hrithik Roshan in YRF’s high octane action entertainer releasing on Jan 25th, 2019, is jaw-dropping in the video.

    Vaani Kapoor hot picIn Nashe Si Chad Gayi, Vaani moved to a mix of salsa, hip-hop and free-style. Here she reinterprets this classic number with evergreen lyrics, with popular contemporary dance moves. To get her moves absolutely right for this tribute, she trained and rehearsed for 10 days for 2-3 hours. In the video, Vaani’s  perfect body, lissome form and effortless moves bring out the best in her easy going, confident and winsome persona. She dances like a dream, celebrating the magic of movement.

    Speaking about this tribute, Vaani said, "Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni" is a cult classic and also one of my favourite songs from a Yash Chopra movie. The song is about never giving up on one’s love and I connected instantly with it when I first heard it. I have always followed my heart, my dreams and thankfully God has been kind. It's a special song for me and I hope everyone loves my tribute to the original.” 

    Beyond technique and form, there is the joy of letting go and dancing to your heart’s desire. Vaani Kapoor, ever the free spirit, interprets herself beautifully with this classic retro number where she simply smokes up the screen.

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    Rohit Shetty brings yet another peppy number 'Hum Nahi Sudhrenge' from Golmaal Again


    Rohit Shetty's films are known for its music and grandness and his forthcoming comedy venture, 'Golmaal Again' is going to be exactly the same moviegoers anticipate from him. Two songs from the fourth installment of Golmaal series have already been released and both tracks have received tremendous response. Now, after the title track and 'Maine Tujhko Dekha', the makers are gearing up to unveil the third track, titled 'Hum Nahi Sudhrenge' tomorrow, October 6.

    The special track is said to be seemingly upbeat and peppy song with mischievous lyrics. It features Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Kemmu, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor grooving to the beats of Amaal Malik. Armaan Malik has crooned the track penned by Kumaar while Ganesh Acharya has choreographed it.

    This promotional track shows the actors doing rebellion against spoilt sport elders. It shows them "complaining about how youngsters are always told what to do, their happiness and rights always encroached upon. They are rarely allowed to speak their mind but they continue to do their own thing without caring about the consequences which is why it’s called Hum Nahi Sudhrenge,” a source said about its quirky approach to a leading daily.

    Amaal Malik who is working with Rohit and Ajay for the first time confirmed the news. “I’d never expected a fun song like this to have such elements and am waiting for the audience’s reaction. Kumaar’s lyrics are great and I wanted the music to be rhythmically contrasting which is why I went into different sub-genres of electronic dance music,” he said excitedly.

    Produced in collaboration with Rohit Shetty Films and Manglmurti Films and presented by Reliance Entertainment, 'Golmaal Again' is slated to hit theaters on October 20, 2017.

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    Heading in the ‘Dasu’ direction

    A charming personality, dashing good looks, and a voice with influence it was only a matter of time before New Jersey based singer / songwriter DASU went global. Yes, the talented artist has just dropped his first major international single in collaboration with Jamaican dancehall superstar Charly Black. The single ‘Turn Back Time’ is a collaborative release between Universal Music India and Aftercluv - Universal Music Latin America’s electronic dance and entertainment division.

    DASU and Charly Black burn it up on “Turn Back Time” an infectious dancehall / pop smash that sees both artists in top form bringing out the best of both worlds!  The track is sure to make winter blues, feel like summer vibes with the rhythm of the island drums… It’s been getting rave reviews and is being tipped as the sound for today’s youth where pop is embracing dancehall like never before!

    Here are snippets from our interview with the foreign talent on the industry and on collaborating with Charly Black


    How difficult has your journey into the music industry been. What’s the experience so far been like for you?

    It has been difficult but that's what life is all about, you appreciate things you work hard for. I’ve been working on my craft for years now and its always about getting better as you grow older you want to discover who you are as a person and who you want to be. There is no right way of doing music because music is a feeling of a moment. That's what my experience has taught me so far. You have to trust yourself and hope for the best.

    What or who inspired you to become a singer?

    My inspirations are a lot of RNB music from the early 2000s I grew up on a lot of melodic music and that's what I strive to make. Music just helps me express myself better. I believe I am born to be on stage pouring my heart out to the world about what I see and think.

    Your music video is getting good reviews. How much input do you as an artist have into the storyline of the video?

    Yes, as an artist I like to have control over how my product is. This video was shot with a director from California called Rock Jacob. He listened to ideas I have and came up with an amazing video. Credits to him for being a master at his craft!

    You’ve collaborated with Jamaican dancehall superstar Charly Black. How did that come about?

    We (producers and I) did a demo version of the song in Mumbai and performed it at the EVC2016 festival and people seemed to have really loved the song so when we sent it to Charly he was super down cuz he loved the song just as much. But he made the song ten times better. I love his takes. He killed it!

    What was it like working with Charly Black?

    He is super humble. Loved working with him. He has some of the biggest hits in the world right now. I wish him the best. He’s the homie. We are boys for life now.

    How do you decide on which writers to work with and what song best suits you?

    Yes, it’s funny because I turn down a lot of songs because I love a song but then when it’s time to record them I don't have that feeling of writing it or its always missing the soul from me. I enjoy singing songs I write myself because that's what my music is about. My life is my art.

    How would you say the Asian music industry differs from the main stream industry?

    The Asian market is more for Asian people but I’ve seen people from all around the world loving Bollywood music. If PSY can have a hit like Gangnam style all over the world. Why can’t we? Big up Punjabi MC. Till this day his song is played all over the world. Music has no language.

    Which music director would you like to work with (both Asian & mainstream)

    I would love to work with Timbaland. He’s super dope! And has done some of my fav songs.

    Who would you like to do a collaboration with from both Asian and mainstream – Male and Female?

    Would love to work with Arijit Singh. He is cool.

    Do you have any further collaborations that you are currently working on?

    Yes, I’m working on an EP right now. I might just make it a mixtape and release it for free!

    What advice would you have for someone who wants to take steps to a career in the music industry?

    Never give up and always believe in yourself even if no one does. Confidence can take you very very far. Also, be yourself!

    Why do you think it is difficult for Asian artists to make their mark in the mainstream music industry?

    Well I think it’s because people fear what they don't know. Our desi community has so much talent but sometimes maybe our community does not support them till they reach global success. One of the biggest populations in the world. We can do anything we want!

    Do you have any plans to hit the Bollywood film industry, if so can you share this with us?

    I want to work with Akshay Kumar. His message is very respectable and I want to be a part of it. I would never charge him. Akshay gets any music for free from me!

    What have been the highlights of your career so far?

    My song Frenemies. Changed my life. It’s also my message to the industry that I don't care what they think I will always do what I want! It’s all about the PEOPLE not the stuff that goes on behind the scenes.

    Finally, congratulations on your recent release ‘Turn Back Time’ it’s getting great reviews, when can we expect a live performance from you for your UK fan’s?

    First of all, thank you for all the support! Turn Back Time has been loved so much by UK and I’m so proud of the project. I hope to come to UK very soon! And with more new music. Can’t wait to turn up with my UK people.



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