Jan 252018

JP Dutta brings together Javed Akhtar, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam for song dedicated to Indian Army

From left: Nidhi Dutta, Javed Akhtar, Sonu Nigam, JP Dutta and Anu Malik
From left: Nidhi Dutta, Javed Akhtar, Sonu Nigam, JP Dutta and Anu Malik

While India celebrates Republic Day today, filmmaker JP Dutta has decided to use the auspicious occasion to shoot a special song, dedicated to the Indian Army, for his upcoming film Paltan. The film’s cast, including actors Arjun Rampal and Sonu Sood, will kickstart the shoot of Sabko Yahaan in Chandigarh today. What makes the song all the more special is that it marks the reunion of Sonu Nigam, lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer Anu Malik.

The trio had collaborated on the famous Sandese Aate Hai for Dutta’s Border (1997). So inspired was the filmmaker by the magic they weaved together that he worked with them again in LOC Kargil. A source from the production house informs that the song was recorded over the past few days at a suburban recording studio in Mumbai. Ahead of the filming, the cast – Harshvardhan Rane, Luv Sinha, Siddhant Kapoor, Gurmeet Choudhary, Jackie Shroff along with Rampal and Sood – reached Chandigarh yesterday.

“The unit was shooting in Ladakh for the past few weeks. Having wrapped up that schedule, they headed to Chandigarh for the last leg of shooting,” says the source. An ode to the men in uniform, the song will also feature real-life soldiers from the Indian Army. “The team is quite excited to shoot the song with the jawans. It’s an inspirational song that will remind people of Sandese Aate Hai.” Without divulging too many details about the track, producer Nidhi Dutta says, “The song is about our brave soldiers and their families. Behind every soldier guarding the border, there is a family that lets him go so that he can protect his country.”

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