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MINI ANTHIKAD-CHHIBBER
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CHAT Musician Biddu speaks of how his iconic hit Aao Na, Pyaar Karen features in Luke Kenny’s Rise of the Zombie

The zing thingBiddu
The zing thingBiddu

They just seem to be everywhere—the undead that is. In graphic novels, books and now with Luke Kenny’s Rise of the Zombie , they have stepped into Bollywood as well. Slated for release in February, musician Kenny’s apocalyptic vision is the result of a collaboration with partner Devaki Singh. Apart from bloodthirsty grisly ghouls, ROTZ also features the hit ‘Aao Na, Pyaar Karen’ composed by Biddu and with Nazia Hassan’s vocals. “Last year Luke got in touch with me saying he wanted to use the song,” Biddu says. “I like dealing with young people.”

The composer of the famous ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ says: “Unlike ‘Disco Deewane’ in Student of the Year , this will be a reworked version of ‘Aao Na.’ I haven’t heard the final version. Luke sent me two adaptations — one is trancy techno and the other has David Guetta groove to it. I don’t know which one they will finally use. If I remember right the song is being used during a rave party. Good luck to them.”

Biddu who mostly stays abroad, spends December to February in India. “Mainly in Goa, but I come to Bangalore to meet family,” says Biddu who says he is not doing any music now. “I am finishing a book which is funny and sad. It is about the sexual awakening of a boy in Mumbai.”

Biddu has written his autobiography and the simultaeneously gripping and mystical whodunit, The Curse of the Godman says his next book will be set abroad. “There is only so much you can do in India,” he says signing off with a laugh.

MINI ANTHIKAD-CHHIBBER

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