Remo plans a film with Madhuri Dixit

HT Correspondent

Mumbai, June 12 -- Pop singer Remo D'Souza plans to make a film with Madhuri Dixit which will be inspired by V Shantaram's 1955-59 superhits Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje and Navrang. Remo and Madhuri have been judging the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa since last three seasons.

Probably, working closely with the dancing diva inspired him to write a musical epic. "I am writing this film only for her. Let's hope I finish writing the film and start work on it soon. She knows the day I complete the script, I will talk to her formally on this and I am hopeful she will say yes," he told a news agency.

Remo has his hands full with films like an action movie on the lines of Hollywood hit Fast and Furious, ABCD sequel. Madhuri is currently busy with Anubhav Sinha's Gulab Gang and Vishal Bharadwaj's Dedh Ishqiya.

Musically correct, politically right!

Let anything happen in the world and Remo will pick it up as his song theme. The most memorable of these have been India, I Cry, India Against Corruption, and Vote: Tit for Tat. The latter one was the theme song he sang to wake up the voters at the behest of the election commission.

His Politicians Don't Know to Rock'n'Roll was an instant hit in 1992 as it was released in the backdrop of communal violence spreading in India. It is his musical commentary on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the destruction of the Babri Masjid mosque in Ayodhya and the ensuing political tension at that time. It included his songs such as Don't kick up the Rao - about the then Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, a song for India, How does it feel? And a song about safe sex titled Everybody Wants To.

After breaking out with his first hit album Pack That Smack in 1986 and Bombay City the next year, he became the highest-selling English rock musician in India and the only one in the country to be awarded Gold Discs in this category.

He has performed with international names such as Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin and Queen, to name a few.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.