Bollywood pays tribute to Michael Jackson
Bollywood celebrities will pay a tribute to the late king of pop Michael Jackson in a music video titled Make It Large - A tribute to Michael Jackson.
The song is Shah Rukh Khan's brainchild, and the superstar is producing it under his own production house, Red Chillies Idiot Box. It will be directed by Samar Khan (who had earlier directed the multi-starrer Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye in 2005).
At little more than three minutes long, the song will star SRK, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Anoushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor and cricketer Yuvraj Singh. It has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar and sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK and Shreya Ghosal.
Prabhudeva will perform a special dance, choreographed by Remo Fernandes.
"Jackson's birthday is on August 29. Had he been alive, he would have turned 51. So we are paying a tribute to him by releasing this music video," Samar said.
"The actors have not charged a single penny, as this song is a tribute," he added. "The only cost we incurred was in hiring the studio to compose and shoot the video."
Listeners can download the song free of charge from the Red Chillies website.
"Michael Jackson was the biggest entertainer of our times," Shaan said. "He was a big inspiration for many people. He will always live in our hearts."
"The first English song I heard in my life was Heal the World," Shreya said. "He was a great icon and has been a great inspiration for performers around the world."
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