Raj Kumar gets musical!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, March 7 -- While most Bollywood films rely on some hit numbers to get them more publicity, Raj Kumar Gupta has stayed away from including those in his films.

But now, we've been informed that the director will be shooting two special music videos for his next film, Ghanchakkar, produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Apparently, this is the first time that he will be shooting a music video.

A source close to the director says, "None of Raj Kumar's previous films, Aamir (2008) and No One Killed Jessica (2011), have had song-and-dance sequences. The music has always played in the background. But in Ghanchakkar, even though the songs will play in the background throughout the film, the makers have decided to shoot for two promotional music videos with Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan."

Ask Raj Kumar about this development and he says, "Yes, it is true that for the first time in my career I will be shooting a music video for any of my films. Ghanchakkar is a quirky comedy and the music video will have its own quirky twist to it."

The source says that one of the songs is called 'Jholuram' and is sung by 'Tum to thehre pardesi' singer Altaf Raja, who makes his return to playback singing after more than a decade. The source adds, "This is a new experience for Raj Kumar. Since he hasn't done this in the past, he was sceptical initially. But now that the details have been worked out he is excited about the songs."