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Hawa Hawa, Pakistani-based singer Hassan Jehangir’s hit number from the 1980s, to be used as the promotional track of Rocket Singh

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 21, 2009)

Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh — Salesman of the year

While Yash Raj Films is gearing up for their next release, Rocket Singh — Salesman Of The Year in December, they are also running around to get the promotional track of the film in place. They got in touch with Pakistani singer Hassan Jehangir to acquire the rights of his 1980s hit song, Hawa Hawa.

Hassan Jehangir says, “Negotiations are on. They wanted to buy all the rights of the song. However, I have told them that I don’t want to part with it entirely. I am willing to allow them to use the song provided they let me compose the modern version or they redo it themselves and let me sing it. We are constantly in touch over email and everything will be finalised soon.”

Hassan Jehangir

But hasn’t Hassan already sold the rights of the song to producer Revathy Sharma for Aap Ke Liye Hum? “Revathyji met with an accident and they are yet to get back to me after that,” says Hassan.

The spokesperson of YashRaj Films refused to comment.

Rocket Singh stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shazahn Padamsee.

After Blue, director Tony D’Souza to make his next, an aerial action film with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 22, 2009)

Akshay Kumar

John Abraham

After going underwater in Blue, director Tony D’Souza is all set to go midair for breathtaking stunts with hotties Akshay Kumar and John Abraham for his next action film.

This film will be set in the deserts of Las Vegas. Tony has already convinced Blue producers Ashtavinayak, to produce his next film too. Even though several factors have already been finalised, the film will go into pre-production only next year.

After showcasing some stunning underwater scenes in Blue, for his next film, Tony will indulge in hardcore action with his macho star cast. “Akshay was on board for this project right from the start. After Blue, I couldn’t dream of making a film without him. As for John, with his physique and body language, it’s strange for him to have not done a full-on action film in all these years,” said Tony.

Music director AR Rahman, despite his choc-a-block schedule, has agreed to compose the film’s music.