Sanju croons with Bappi for Alibaug


This has got to be the most unlikely coming together in the music world. Composer-singer Bappi Lahiri and actor Sanjay Dutt have together warbled a dreamy ballad for Alibaug.

The song Raat khamosh hai subah bolegi, written by Neelesh Misra, was composed

by Bappi Lahiri’s son Bappa... and this is his first composition.

Producer Sanjay Gupta, who will be using the Dutt-Lahiri ballad for the promotional video of Alibaug, says he has never seen anything like this before.

“Sanju has been singing quite often these days. He sang in my film Zinda. Then he even did a duet with Asha Bhosle. But in Raat khamosh hai Sanju carries the notes like a true professional,” Gupta said.

The manner in which the actor managed the intricate notes has spurred him on to seriously consider cutting an album on his own.

At first Dutt was shy about matching chords with the veteran composer-singer.

“But soon they hit it off like two music-minded people always do. It was great fun for all of us to watch them sing together,” added Gupta.

Bappi is also thrilled with this new experiment.

“Sanju has always been my favourite. He has sung some of my biggest hits like Tamma tamma. But this was a different territory. I not only sang Raat khamosh hai with him, we also shot the music video together.”