Clinton Cerejo composed and sung an upbeat song, Aukaat along with Mr Amitabh Bachchan for the upcoming film, Badla. Aukaat is a high octane track in which Mr Bachchan is seen rapping along with Clinton Cerejo, Jizzy and Amit Mishra. The track has garnered immense appreciation and has been trending across various platforms.
Talking about his experience, Clinton Cerejo shares “ Aukaat is incorporated according to the theme of the film suggesting mystery and machismo and it's a privilege to have Mr Bachchan himself render the vocals on this track who delivered it with so much ease that he totally owns the song. Two amazing writers - Siddhant Kaushal and Jizzy helped me create the frenzy ending that the song has. Amit Mishra to joins in on the higher octave in the chorus & it sketches the essence of an edge-of-your-seat thriller.”
He further adds “It has been a beautiful experience working on this song and an honour to work with Mr Bachchan so closely. I have often heard that Mr Bachchan is a thorough professional but working with him, made me realize the intensity of this statement. He was particular about getting it perfect and even in this brief encounter with him I have personally learnt a great deal.”
Sharing a laugh Mr Bachchan says “I am humbled with all the love and appreciation the track has been receiving. This is my 3rd track with Clinton and it’s always fun recording with him. Initially, it seemed challenging but once we started, it became a lot more fun. Not to mention, Amit and Jizzy were also truly supportive throughout. I would like to jam with all them more often.”
The song which released last week is the promotional track of the film Badla which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. The film has been directed by Sujoy Ghosh and releases in cinemas on 8th March 2019. Mr Bachchan has sung on Clinton’s composition earlier Kyo Re from the movie TE3N and Ekla Cholo Re from Kahani.
Track link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xQttvSJNa4
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.