*Singer-producer Akon is expanding his business into the $1.2-billion Indian film market with a musical contribution to the soundtrack of “RA.One,” a Bollywood sci-fi action film currently in production.
Akon follows in the footsteps of rapper Snoop Dogg, who was featured on the soundtrack of the 2008 Bollywood film “Singh is King.” But unlike the Long Beach rapper, Akon will record his song in local language Hindi.
Khan told a news conference in Mumbai on Tuesday: “He (Akon) is a gracious person. He will record a song in Hindi and will also feature in the video. He has flown with his family, friends and team of musicians.”
Akon, known for his collaborations with other artists such as Lady Gaga, has given his services for free, Khan added.
“India is my next focus area,” Akon told reporters. “I want to try different things, want to explore… want to enjoy my work. We have the same kind of entertainment, the only difference is of tradition and language.”
“RA.One” stars Indian heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan as a flying superhero and actress Kareena Kapoor as his love interest, according to AFP.