Sunday, November 21, 2010

Legendary Dr Bhupen Hazarika to be seen in his first music

Mumbai, Nov 20 : Music legend and Dada Phalke awardee, Dr Bhupen Hazarika, will be seen in his first music video promoting the cultural wealth of northeast India.

The song, 'Our northeast. our star', working title 'Sapne Sach Kare', has been written by Swanand Kirkire ('Hazaaron Khwashishen Aisi', '3 Idiots') and composed by Shantanu Moitra. The final version of the song has the artistes singing in their native language, as well as in Hindi.

The video has Dr Hazarika sharing screen time with with Meghalaya's legendary Blues artist Lou Majaw, Mizoram's pop artist Mami Varte and Tripurean talent Sourabhee Debburma.

The project is the initiative of Meghalaya-based 1.2 million tonne cement company, Star Cement's effort to celebrate the vibrancy of the region's culture. The company also felicitated Dr Hazarika here today.

''Dr Hazarika is practically a 'God' in Assam, and the project with him goes beyond the brand. It is about unifying the people of the northeast within themselves and with the rest of India,'' the company director, Sanjay Agarwal said.

''The song and the reason behind the music video got me to participate in the project. We have dreamt and thought a lot about something like this. When it started, we knew the atmosphere around it,'' Dr Hazarika said.

The music video, directed by Aniruddha Roy Choudhury, is set to be released on December 11 at Kolkatta.
--UNI