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London Paris New York soundtrack launched

It was a glitzy, star-studded occasion as Indian cinema’s latest acting sensations Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari, together with debutante director Anu Menon, launched the official music soundtrack from the forthcoming, highly-anticipated Twentieth Century Fox and Rose Productions’ romantic comedy “London Paris New York” in New Delhi.

Though musicals have long-since been a tradition of Indian films, this is likely to be the first time the leads of a movie have sung their own songs. Music plays an integral part in the film and mirrors the individual journeys of both lead characters ‘Nikhil’ (played by Pakistan pop-star Ali Zafar) and ‘Lalitha’ (Aditi Rao Hydari), as they meet for the first time in London, flirt in Paris, and eventually fall in love in New York, over the course of an eight-year storyline. Interestingly, singer-songwriter Ali Zafar has penned the film’s score himself as well.

“I wanted to create sounds that were fresh, and since the film touches on different emotions I could experiment with genres”, he explained. In the film, he uses pop music to depict London, electronic-sufi music against the backdrop of Paris, and a blues-meets-rap twist to create the ambience of New York, all blended together with a strong Bollywood undertone. The musical score features Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari singing on the official soundtrack. The first song to be taken from the official soundtrack entitled: ‘Woh Dekhne Main,’ has the lyrical talents of starlet Aditi Rao Hydari on lead vocals.

Speaking about his musical heroes, Ali Zafar said: “It’s a big compliment for me when people compare me with Kishore Kumar because he is one man who I have always looked up to. He was somebody who used to both sing and act”.

“London Paris New York” tells the quirky romantic tale of two star-crossed, twenty-somethings, who find themselves drawn to each other in the most unlikely of circumstances, amidst the exciting backdrop of three of the world’s most vibrant cities - London, Paris and New York. The film is a coming-of-age comedy designed to appeal to the younger generation with “London Paris New York” reflecting the modern-day angst and joys of falling in love. The film will receive a worldwide release in cinemas on 2nd March 2012.

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