Bappi Lahiri confirms singing two duets with Lady Gaga (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Bappi Lahiri has his eyes all set on Hollywood. After making waves with claims that the Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba singer is in ‘talks with Marvel Studious’ last March to make music for Marvel which the studio might use in their next film, the veteran musician told a daily that he has just completed recording a couple of songs with the Paparazzi singer Lady Gaga.
“Yes, two duets, with her singing in English and me in Hindi in my inimitable style’. Adding further that his next collab will be with Akon, Lahiri added, ‘We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit, hopefully by the year-end. I also collaborated with Akon two months ago. That song should also be out soon," confirms Lahiri.
Setting the pavement all in place for his Hollywood venture, Lahiri has also collaborated with Welsh DJ, producer, and two-time DJ Awards winner Jamie Jones and duo The Martinez Brothers have come together for their debut two-tracker album, titled Bappi. The songs feature remakes of Lahiri's chartbusters, such as 'Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy'.
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“It features a remix of my superhit song from Disco Dancer, 'Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy.' The British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. used the same song in her 2007 album Kala and, a year later, it was also there in the climax scene of Adam Sandler-film, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” he shared.
Lahiri also added, "The song took a long time to record because I introduced disco beats in Indian Antara, to come up with an innovative sound. I also experimented with a new singer, Parvati Khan. But see, almost four decades later, people around the world are still playing it as a rare tribute to an Indian composer. I’m overwhelmed and feel proud to be accorded this honour.”