Kareena Kapoor is all set to dance to Salman Khan’s tune now. Salman, after all, has turned composer for their upcoming biggie Bodyguard, for a special rain song that will see Kareena do an oomphy jig in a wet orange sari.
The song, Teri Meri Prem Kahani, marks Salman’s unofficial debut as a music director in Hindi films. The buzz is that the superstar is not too keen to have his name featured in the credits as a composer for Bodyguard. “The sexy number featuring Kareena and Salman was shot over the weekend in Mumbai’s Film City. The makers plan to use the song during the end credits of the film,” a unit source of the film said.
Incidentally, Kareena’s wet orange sari look bears resemblance to her image in Zoobie Doobie, the rain song she did in the blockbuster 3 Idiots. Bodyguard, produced by Salman’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri, has been in the news ever since it was launched over who composes music for the film. Initially, Bollywood’s flavour of the season Pritam was signed up to score the film’s music.
By the time Pritam finished composing his first song for Bodyguard, came the news that Salman had patched up with friend-turned-foe Himesh Reshammiyya. As a goodwill gesture, Salman invited Himesh to compose the remaining songs of the film, though he decided to retain Pritam’s number too.
Finally, with only the rain song remaining, Salman said that he would compose the number. The buzz is that Salman came up with the basic tune and then sat down with Himesh for over two hours to finalise the song.
Over the recent past, Salman has been increasingly involved in various aspects of filmmaking beyond acting. He scripted his last year’s dud Veer. Earlier this year, he is said to have ghost-edited the blockbuster Ready. And last month, he officially turned producer with the kiddie flick Chillar Party. Beyond Bollywood, apart from running his NGO Being Human, Salman is also an active painter.
Bodyguard is Salman’s big Eid release this year. Over the past couple of years, the Eid weekend has been lucky for the actor, with Wanted in 2009 and Dabangg in 2010 ending up as blockbusters after opening around the auspicious day.
Recently, Salman’s ‘good friend’ Katrina Kaif did a special item number for the film. The dance, featuring Katrina along with Salman, was picturised on the title song of the film, Aaya Re Aaya Bodyguard. Meanwhile, reports coming in suggest Salman and Atul are racing against time to complete the film on time for its release on August 31.
“The post-production has been slightly delayed because Salman has been extremely busy with various activities over the past few weeks. But the film will release on time,” a source said.