Ali Abbas Zafar makes his debut as a composer and lyricist with Salman Khan's Bharat anthem titled 'Zinda'


Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat, featuring an ensemble cast including Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and others, is slated to hit the silver screens on Eid, June 5. While the makers have treated the audience with the trailer of the film and songs, Slow Motion and Chashni, we now hear that Ali is making his debut as a composer and lyricist with Bharat. The filmmaker has penned a song, titled Zinda, which also happend to be the film's anthem and composed it with Julius Packiam, who has worked on the background score of Bharat. He told a leading daily, "It was originally a poem which I had written while scripting the film. The idea stemmed from Bharat's journey through seven decades as he endeavours to keep the promise he made to his father. The core message of the film is that belief and conviction keep you alive."

Talking about the song, Ali further added that it plays during the most vulnerable moments when the protagonist is on a high or has hit a low. "It is an uplifting track and infuses him [Bharat] with the strength of purpose," he added, thereby revealing that it is sung by Vishal Dadlani.

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When Ali was asked if Salman is aware of his debut as a lyricist-composer with the film, he quipped that he doesn’t discuss such things with Salman. “Bhai doesn’t know yet, we don’t share these small details, he knows I keep doing something or the other. But this time I think he will be surprised. Of course, he’ll pull my leg saying, ‘So now you’ve started writing songs too, now you will ask for an extra cheque. That’s the kind of bond we share'," Ali said.

Produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar and co-produced by Nikhil Namit, Bharat will see Salman in different avatars, spanning from 1946-2010.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)