Water music preloaded on 1GB iPod

MUMBAI: BR Films and Sony BMG have scored a first of sorts by releasing the music of Oscar nominated film Water, which becomes the first film in the world, claim the two companies, whose music CD will be made available with an iPod.

“Any 1GB iPod Shuffle that will be purchased by a consumer will have a pre-packed CD of Water and 78 additional songs composed by A R Rahman,” says HCL marketing head Pankaj Chopra. HCL represents iPod in India.

Rahman, who had earlier composed the music for Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Earth, is also the music director of Water.

Water, which stars John Abraham, Lisa Ray and Seema Biswas will be released in India by Ravi Chopra on 9 March.

The iPod Shuffle will be made available exclusively at all Planet M stores across India. In a special event that will be held on 17 February 2007, Rahman will unveil the iPod collection at a Planet M store in Mumbai.