Instead of a solo number as planned earlier, international pop star Akon will now be singing a duet for the big-budget Telugu film Baadshah starring Junior NTR and Kajal Agarwal.
The buzz is that the makers are targeting none other than leading lady Kajal Agarwal to croon along with Akon, in what could be viewed as a promotional gimmick.
Music composer Thamman has contacted the Mumbai team who made possible Akon’s Kajal Agarwal act in RA.One, and will be flying to Los Angeles on July 4 armed with a foot-tapping tune to rope in the iconic singer.
"Actually, a lot of experimenting is going into this chartbuster. We have discovered a wonderful tune and are now working on the lyrics.
We want to make it easy for Akon to sing the lyrics as Telugu is quite a tough language to grasp. We will play the chosen tune for Akon in July and record the song once he allots the dates to us. We have around seven months’ time,” informs Thamman.
So, will Kajal Agarwal be joining Akon in the recording room? “We haven’t finalised anyone but we definitely want a top actress to sing with Akon to add to the glam quotient.
Unleashing promotional videos is the need of the hour,” says Thamman adding, “The music will be larger-than-life to befit Junior NTR’s superstar status.”
With changing trends, these days anyone can be turned into a singer. So if Kajal Agarwal agrees to hop on board for the song (she has already been signed on to play the female lead), all the music producer has to do is use vocal filters and other mastering tools to turn the song into a hit.