Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Actress Shraddha Kapoor lends her voice for Ek Villain’s background score

Actress Shraddha Kapoor is enjoying high time for her these days and involved in multi-tasking these days as she recently lend her voice in the background score of Balaji Motion Pictures’ Ek Villain, in which she is starring in the lead role opposite Siddarth Malhotra.

Ek Villian’s director Mohit Suri was so impressed with her voice of Shraddha Kapoor's in the trailer of Ek Villain that he decided to take Shraddha Kapoor's voice beyond the song and convinced singer-composer Raju Singh to integrate her voice in the background score of the film. Hence Shraddha Kapoor came to the recording of Ek Villain background score at Raju Singh's studio at Sangeet Bungalow, Juhu and spent some amazing moments with Raju Singh, Mohit Suri and Tanuj Garg, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures at the recording.

“In Ek Villain, the background holds a very important part as it is the love story of a villain and one needs to keep the darkness in the romance element as well," explains Raju Singh. “Mohit has amazing music sense. And I felt this even with his first film Zeher and all his movies till date. His sensitivity towards portrayal of relationships never ceases to amaze me. This time, Mohit mentioned Shraddha and the moment I heard Shraddha’s voice, I knew here was a singer with amazing potential.”

Ek Villain marks the first time a mainstream actress is not only just singing a song but also lending her voice as a crucial part of the background music. Music is in Shraddha Kapoor’s veins, with her grandfather Pandrinath Kolhapure being not just a celebrated singer and a vichitra veena exponent, but the cousin of singers Lata Mangeshkar andAsha Bhosle as well. Shraddha's mother Shivangi Kapoor and aunt Padmini Kolhapure have lent their voice to films as well.

“Raju Singh has this never-say die attitude. He will work on a film to the fullest, never mind night or day. And this has always inspired me,” admits Mohit Suri. “We work on background at times all night and back again in an hour and a half. And now, I am glad Shraddha is also a part of this creative process with her soulful voice.”

Shraddha grins, “when Mohit first heard me sing, he said, hmmmm…. And that is it. I am so glad I am here.”

Incidentally, the response to the Ek Villain  trailer has been phenomenal with close to 2 million hits and  rising in just seven days. Directed by Mohit Suri, Ek Villain, a romantic thriller produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, stars Siddarth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor & Ritesh Deshmukh, and is all set for a June 27 release.