Posted On Tuesday, August 07, 2012 at 08:51:45 AM
She eagerly awaits the launch of her international music album but Priyanka Chopra’s dream of singing for a Hindi film remains far from being fulfilled.
Reason being while music composer Pritam Chakraborty wanted the actress to lend her voice to one of the tracks in Anurag Basu’s Barfi!, Priyanka, who has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music and Desi Hits, cannot lend her voice to any other project till her music album sees the light of day.
The album, which contains ten pop songs, is expected to release worldwide not before end of this year. It was Pritam’s idea to make Priyanka sing for Barfi! He felt since he had Ranbir, he should have Priyanka’s voice too in the song.
However, her contractual obligations made it impossible for Priyanka to concede. This was conveyed to both Pritam and Basu. Apparently, Priyanka heard Pritam out before politely telling him she wouldn’t be able to comply with his wishes.
A source close to the film told Mirror, “One song in Barfi! is still to be recorded. That’s the one where Priyanka expresses her take on life and her feelings towards Ranbir. But Pritam’s desire ended up becoming a distant dream.” “Pritam was disappointed but he could do nothing about it.
Now, the song will be sung by someone else, it could even be a newcomer. That again will be Pritam’s call,” said the source. Pritam remained unavailable for comment.
Priyanka, who is rumoured to have taken music lessons from Samantha Edwards on the sets of Barfi!, is disappointed too.
Meanwhile, the recording is scheduled for this weekend. Pritam has shortlisted a few singers’ names but is at wits’ end as to who will eventually make it to the recording studios at such short notice.