Bollywood star is going all out with the promos of the songs in his new film ‘Shamshera’ and says he’s happy that in an age of remixes the film boasts of original music.
He said: “Not to put remixes down, they have their own place in the world and the audiences enjoy it. But, I like to be part of original things, ideas, original stories and especially, original music. I have been so fortunate that a lot of my success and popularity has come through the music of my films.
“May it be Mohit Chauhan, or , or Pritam, or A.R. Rahman or all the different musicians that I have worked with, they’ve really been instrumental in my growth as an actor and as a star. With ‘Shamshera’ that’s another step.”
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The first two songs of the film – ‘Ji Huzoor’ and the romantic track ‘Fitoor’, are situational songs that take the narrative of the film forward. The latter has been sung by Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan and Ranbir hopes that the quintessential love track would emotionally connect with audiences in a big way.
“I love ‘Fitoor’. It’s a lovely romantic track, the quintessential love song that I hope people also love. The scale of ‘Fitoor’ is just insane and it will look grand on the big screen,” he said.
On the film’s album, he notes that ‘Shamshera’ being a period action entertainer, had to have music that fit in with that period so that it’s not jarring.
“The film has very different kinds of songs. It’s got a good amalgamation of different kinds of music which I really like and I hope people like it too,” says Kapoor.
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The story of ‘Shamshera’ is set in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh, played by Sanjay Dutt. It is the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe's freedom and dignity.
Directed by Karan Malhotra, this action extravaganza produced by Aditya Chopra releases in , Tamil and Telugu on July 22.