Singh Is King
July 22 was a big day for India. The voting in
Parliament was to decide if the government would
remain or fall. And a fall would've ensued in a
lot of action – economic, social, legal... But
Manmohan Singh won and many went berserk crooning
the most recent chart-buster Singh Is Kinng .
This phenomenon has elated producer Vipul Shah.
He tells us, "When we were brainstorming and
briefing Pritam, the music director of what we
exactly wanted, we told him, it should be like an
anthem, especially for the Sikhs. We are paying a
tribute to them – they are not only big-hearted
but also one of the strongest communities.
"It's an honour that they are singing the song to
celebrate the Prime Minister's victory. That just
shows that what we set out to do, has been
achieved. I'm delighted. This is the first time
that a film has received such publicity before
it's release, usually it's after the release that
songs and the film gets popular."
Well, with Singh still occupying the PM's throne,
he is king alright, and the film, too, seems to
have secured its reign at the box office.