Song directors for Sallu

If at all proof was needed that nobody on the sets of Dabangg 2 is missing Abhinav Kashyap, here it is. While shooting for the sequel has already begun earlier this month, Arbaaz Khan has effortlessly slipped into the director’s chair, assisted in no small measure by brother Salman, who has become co-director on location, almost.

Apparently, Arbaaz is in perfect control of every department with leading lady Sonakshi and the rest of the cast looking toward both Arbaaz and Salman for approval after every shot. And now we hear, Salman’s old friends–the director duo of Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao–is being roped in to direct the film’s songs.

What’s more, the two of them, who are currently busy directing their feature film I Love New York starring Sunny Deol and Kangna Ranaut, have left behind their schedule to shoot the first song of Dabangg 2 on March 27.

Vinay and Radhika go back a long way with Salman. They were the ones to direct Lucky: No Time for Love starring Salman in the lead. One of the reasons the film is remembered is the lilting Lata Mangeshkar-Adnan Sami duet, Ek ajnabee sa ehsaas dil ko sataaye. Seems the romantic number that Vinay and Radhika will now shoot with Salman and Sonakshi for Dabangg 2 takes a cue from this memorable track.

When contacted, Sapru confirmed the news saying, “Yes, Radhika and me are shooting some songs for Dabangg 2, the first one next week. We’ve always considered Salman an architect of our careers. And if he asks us to something, we don’t think twice.”

Meanwhile, the only such time before this when a special twosome was cast to direct a film’s songs was when Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan directed the songs of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A love Story.



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