Shah Rukh Khan, who released the music of his upcoming sci-fi film ‘RA.One’ at a grand event in Mumbai on Monday, dedicated the album to late filmmaker Yash Johar and the CEO of his company Red Chillies Entertainment Bobby Chawla.
Both Johar, who is Karan Johar’s father, and Chawla, who is Juhi Chawla’s brother, were very close to SRK. While Johar breathed his last in June 2004, Chawla has been in a coma since last year.
"When we started our company Red Chillies Entertainment, the one who helped me start it and the one who gave me so much love, Yash Johar ji, I want to dedicate this album to him and also to Bobby, who is so close to me and who can’t be here today," Shah Rukh said at the event.
SRK got Karan to release the album at the party, which was one of the most splendid music release events in recent times. Complete with a huge set at Film City and performances by Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, composers Vishal-Shekhar and Shah Rukh himself, the launch took place on an impressive scale.
"It’s true that the one person my father loved and adored in this industry was Shah Rukh. And, in his last days, he had some great memories with Shah Rukh. I know that wherever he is in this universe, he will bless Shah Rukh and ‘RA.One’ with more love and success that anyone can imagine," Karan said.
"’Ra. One’ I believe is the proudest Indian film ever made. In the past there hasn’t been a music launch like there has been tonight. It was great," he added.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘RA.One’ is set to release during Diwali. The music has been composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani.
"This album is one of our best ever. It’s complete, it’s innovative, its kooky and yet beautiful. It’s grand in every respect, from the kind of songs we have on it, to the collaborations that feature on it, whether with Akon or the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. We hope everyone who hears it, will love this music as much as we do," said Shekhar.
Te music release event will also be shown September 18 on all channels of the Star Network.(IANS)