Bappi Lahiri to wield megaphone
Reinvention has been at the heart of everything that Bappi Lahiri who turned 65 on Tuesday has done in his 50year journey in showbiz
Reinvention has been at the heart of everything that Bappi Lahiri -- who turned 65 on Tuesday -- has done in his 50-year journey in showbiz.
The celebrated singer-composer, who introduced synthesised disco music in India and has taken Indian sounds to the world, is now set to don the director's hat for a feature film.
Bappi had earlier helmed a documentary "Slumstars", but his new project will be in the fiction space. It is titled ‘Ek Adhura Sangeet’.
"I always think I should keep doing something every year. This time, I will begin a big journey as a director of a feature film. It's a huge journey," Bappi told IANS over a recorded response from Mumbai.
On ‘Ek Adhura Sangeet’, he said: "Like the song 'Zindagi mera gaana, main isi ka deewana... I am a disco dancer'... Without music, people's lives are incomplete... Music can bring happiness in life. So, this is a journey that I am beginning."
He said the subject of his film is "very good".
Bappi also hinted at doing "something" in Hollywood. "My son Bappa and I are working with a Latin group," he said, adding that one never knows he may just be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker.
Adding another feather to his hat, Bappi has also written a book titled "World, Peace, Love and Harmony: We Are One".
He said while it is very difficult to choose a favourite song from his discography, "Chalte chalte..." is special as "it feels like a Bollywood anthem".