Akon to sing in Tamil for Murgdoss


By Hindustan Times

After lending his voice to Chammak Challo in SRK's RA.One, the R&B singer Akon will try his hands at a Tamil song in AR Murgadoss's next Thuppaki starring Vijay.

"Shah Rukh Khan has been in talks with Murgadoss for his next South remake and that is how he got introduced to Akon. One song in RA.One has given him the kind of mileage he couldn't have even imagined. So he is obviously looking to expand his base in India. The director thinks that Akon's voice is very catchy and it'll work for the kind of music Thupakki has," a source told Mid Day.

The film's music composer Harris Jayraj has penned the song keeping Akon in mind.

"The makers are trying to facilitate Akon's visit to India once again for the film. The only problem is dates which is being worked out at the moment," added the source.

"Everyone likes a song that's a little different. Right now all I can say is that we are working hard on the music of the film," Murgdoss told the tabloid.