By Hindustan Times
If Sonu Nigam’s four-year-old could croon to Dhanush’s ‘soup’ song, becoming a sub-rage on YouTube himself, Kailash Kher’s two-year-old is not far behind. The Allah Ke Bande singer’s son, Kabir, is probably the youngest singer to have made it to an album.
“It’s another thing that I had to tutor him for five hours to get 20 seconds worth of recording,” laughs Kher, who will launch his new album, Rangeele, tonight. “Kabir is musically inclined at such a young age. Brought up in a musical house, he seems to have a sense of melody already. Nowadays, he’s hooked to Samvaad, and smiles every time he hears his own voice,” adds Kher.
The child prodigy is not the only highlight of Kailasa’s fourth album. Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who will be launching the album today, features in it too. “Amitji and I have worked together earlier in Sarkar (2005). We recorded Dharti Pe Jannat Ke Nazare for Kaun Banega Crorepati last year. And I wrote some lines for the song that he narrated. The song was made keeping the nature and spirit of the game show in mind. It has over one million views online. So, when I asked Sony and Amitji if I could use it in my album, they were kind enough to agree,” explains Kher.
Rangeele features tracks such as Babaji, that he wrote for his son to Hud Kaan Maan Bitti Bitti where Kher raps for the first time. Another first with this album is the fact that the band will release it on their own independent music label Kailasa Records.