Bollywood welcomes Akon

MUMBAI: Singer Akon got a traditional Indian welcome from Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor during a press meet in Mumbai on March 9.

The Smack That singer is on a three-day visit to Mumbai to compose and record a song for Shah Rukh’s latest movie Ra One with composer duo Vishal-Shekar.

The movie is being directed by Anubhav Sinha. In fact, it was Sinha’s idea to rope in Akon for the film. Shah Rukh did not wanted to discuss the movie as it is in the initial stages. But he did add saying, “It is a genre that has not been tried before. Red Chillies and my team would like to try and I hope we succeed. I am doing this film for my kids and if you guys have kids, they will like it too,” he said.