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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.