By Hindustan Times
Until now, everyone was led to believe that Priyanka Chopra’s first single, In My City — from her maiden international album — would be launched on American channel NFL Network’s event, Thursday Night Football on September 13. But now, the news is that the actor has decided to launch the number for her Indian fans before American audiences get to see it.
“In My City will be launched in India about 12 hours before it opens during NFL. Priyanka wanted the song to be heard in India first for her fans here. Later, the NFL launch will happen during the pre-game show for Thursday Night Football,” says a source. When contacted, the actor’s spokesperson says, “Priyanka has always been very clear that India would hear her music first. So all plans have been worked out to ensure that. She will be in India for the launch when the song and special video will air during the TV telecast of NFL.”
The song also features international artiste Will.i.am (from the band Black Eyed Peas). Global pop star Lady Gaga’s producer RedOne has produced the album. The release of the full song and accompanying video for ‘In my city’ are expected later this year.
For now, Priyanka is just happy to have her desi fans hear the first track: “It had to be launched here (in India) first. It couldn’t have been any other way,” says Priyanka. The venue and other details for the launch are still being worked upon.
A day after the song releases, Priyanka’s upcoming film Barfi! will hit the theatres. A couple of days ago, she had tweeted: “7 days to go...for my single ‘in my city’ and my special film ‘Barfi’ Jeeeez! Scared... excited... nervous (sic).”
As for the album launch, the dates are yet to be confirmed. It is likely to hit the stores early next year after Priyanka wraps up her film commitments as she wants time to promote it properly.
They have worked together in the Don series, and Priyanka Chopra has always been a fan of Shah Rukh Khan. So when SRK praised the actor for her album, she immediately thanked him. On Friday, she tweeted: “Thank u @iamsrk.. ur belief has always kept me going (sic).” The tweet was posted with a link to an online portal in which SRK has stated, “Priyanka has the capacity and talent to become the first crossover star from India, our first creative export. She has a super team backing her and she is truly an international brand and will make India very proud.”
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