MUMBAI: Rajendra Singh Rana, IT Minister (UP) inaugurated and producer director Mahesh Bhatt released the audio CD of producer Rajesh Singh’s Anwar recently.
The highlight of the launch was the authentic touch given to the musical theme by Nauheed Cyrusi and Siddharth Koirala, who appeared as their characters, with Nauheed in a burkha and Siddharth dressed as per his role, body painted blue in lord Krishna’s get-up in the film.
Singh spoke on how the film reflects the beauty of Uttar Pradesh and welcomed everyone to shoot films and visit the beautiful state of UP.
Promos of the film enthralled all and everyone especially Mahesh Bhatt had words of praise for efforts of Dayal Creations and director Manish Jha. “It is wonderful to see such a realistic film based on the essential issues of today, done in an aesthetic manner and I wish the team of Anwar all the best,” said Bhatt.
The music is on SaReGaMa HMV and the album contains six songs with the highlights being “Aankhen Tere” sung by Roop Kumar Rathod, “Dilbar Mera” by Pankaj Awasthi, “Bungla Khula” by Megha and “Jaaveda Zindagi” sung by Shitj Taare and Shilpa Rao.
“Anwar is about a young man, an artist, who leaves his home and everything he knows in order to escape a world he no longer recognizes. He finds himself trapped inside a temple and in the process exploited by people with vested interests. It marks the debut of Siddharth Koirala, and his first appearance with sister Manisha too,” says Rajesh Singh.
Present at the launch were producer Rajesh Singh, director Manish Jha, Javed Jaffrey, Soni Razdan and the cast and crew comprising Manisha Koirala, Siddharth Koirala, Nauheed Cyrusi, music directors Mithoon and Pankaj Awasthi and lyricist Hassan Kamal. The film is all slated to release soon.