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News |  18 Jan 2010 15:09 |  By chiragsutar

Grammy winner Roy Wooten to score for Anurag Kashyap's Jalebi

MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap's next film on urban sexuality, Jalebi, will soon be going on the floors. Interestingly, the film's background score and music will be done by B?©la Fleck and the Flecktones percussionist Roy Wooten a.k.a Futureman along with carnatic and jazz singer Priya Darshini 

"They wanted an American sound, on the lines of Miles Davis and I have worked with musicians who come from that space," Wooten told Wooten, popularly known as Futureman, is a five-time Grammy Award-winning performer with B?©la Fleck and the Flecktones and plays the Drumitar (his own invention) for the Flecktones 

However, this is not the first time that Wooten is visiting India. Highly inspired by India's spirituality, this is Wooten's fourth visit. The musician, known to have drawn parallels between the past and the future, is always seen dressed as a 'Pirate' and has high regard for Indian classical music - mainly the tabla 

"I love the tabla... when I play the drums with my hands, it takes me to the tabla world – and drummers all around the world have always played with their hands first. I always wanted to relate drums with the hands and all that virtuosity like Zakir Hussain. I like that work because it comes from a different heart space - I am tuning in to that as a composer and as an inventor," says Wooten     

While Wooten will be working on Jalebi's background score, Indian born singer Priya Darshini will be composing four songs for the film. The two have already been performing together as a part of the Black Mozart Ensemble. "It's a challenge to work with Wooten. He keeps on pushing our limits and we never know what his next step is when I perform for the Black Mozart Ensemble," says Priya Darshini, who has sung songs like Ek Pal Ki Zindagi from D Company, Dil Di Nazar from Maine Pyaar Kyon Kiya, Darling and few others 

"Since it's a movie on urban sexuality, we wanted the music to be of a different level," producer Sharat Chandra told

Jalebi will go on the floors in March 2010 and will star Paresh Rawal, among others.