Going beyond boundaries

Going beyond boundaries

For the song Sadda Haq, the music director has roped in Orianthi Panagaris, Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist.

While working on Sadda Haq, the team (Rahman, Imtiaz, Irshad and Mohit Chauhan) agreed that they needed a fantastic lead guitarist to justify the tempo and the lyrics of the song.

A source from the team says, “While Rahman and Imtiaz had shortlisted several Indian and international musicians, they had Orianthi on the top of their list; given her incredible body of work and her huge international success.”

Rahman checked with his agent in Los Angeles and even met Orianthi during one of his work visits there. He made her listen to the rough track and she absolutely loved it.
Rahman immediately contacted Imtiaz and soon the director was online, video chatting with Rahman and Orianthi from Mumbai.

“The director had a long discussion with Orianthi on Skype; briefing her about the film’s story and the song’s relevance. Orianthi who was sitting with Rahman in LA immediately played some tunes that she felt could work well for the song. Imtiaz and Rahman loved it and so Orianthi was on board,” the source adds.

A few days later, Rahman recorded Orianthi playing the guitar for Sadda Haq in his LA studio. The process took six long hours, while Imtiaz witnessed the entire session through Skype.

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