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News |  01 Jul 2010 16:59 |  By RnMTeam

Shamir Tandon ropes in Sonu Niigaam for a patriotic rendition

MUMBAI: After being a regular in Madhur Bhandarkar's camp churning music for most of his films, music director Shamir Tandon is all geared up for his new project Kandahar for which he has composed a patriotic song.

The composer has roped in singer Sonu Niigaam for recording the song titled 'Naman Hai'. The multi lingual film is based on the infamous Kandahar hijack that happened in 1999. The movie stars actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Malayalam actor Mohan Lal. The movie is being produced by Sunil Nair from Saffron Advisor Productions and is directed by Major Ravi.

Shamir says, When I was given the opportunity of recording a patriotic song, only one name came to my mind – Sonu Nigaam. He is not only the best singer in the industry, but he has this amazing voice that enables him to hit the highest notes. When I expressed a desire to record �Naman Hai' to Sonu, he immediately said �yes' and found time from his busy schedule to come and record this song. �Naman Hai' has some very high notes, and it was practically impossible for any singer to hit those notes, without his voice cracking.

Initially I was a bit nervous, because it was a huge task that I put forth to Sonu. But hats off to Sonu!. No one else other than Sonu could have done justice to the song. Sonu too was most delighted and at the end of the recording he hugged me and thanked me for giving him this opportunity to explore his own hidden talent of throatily hitting notes that globally very few singers can achieve without shaking their voice....

He further adds, "This is our way to pay tribute to our nation. We are eagerly waiting for the music release of Kandahar. It is definitely an album that is very close to my heart."