Aditya Narayan returned as a Bollywood playback singer after seven years, to file a tune for Dil Bechara. He says he by no means imagined this was the final time he can be singing in a Sushant Singh Rajput movie.
Aditya, who sang “Mera naam Kizie” composed by AR Rahman, recalled: “One day I got a call from AR Rahman’s studio and they called me for the recording. Rahman sir was there in the studio and he personally decided to record me.”
Aditya Narayan added: “The only thing going on in my head was that I had to give my best and also enjoy the song. Later on, I was informed the song was for ‘Dil Bechara’, which is an adaption of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, my favourite film, and the adaptation starred Sushant Singh Rajput. I was extremely thrilled. It’s the first time I am singing for Sushant and obviously, at that time I had no idea it would be the final time.”
Aditya Narayan labored with Rahman in 1999 as a baby artiste, when he sang “Kahin aag lage” with Asha Bhosle for the movie “Taal“.
“When I was kid, I sang for Mr. AR Rahman and I didn’t know what a big deal it was to sing for him. Being a grownup, I realised how fortunate I had been and always kept wondering when I would get the opportunity to sing again for him in a feature film,” stated Aditya.
“‘Mera Naam Kizzie’ was my Bollywood singing project after a gap of almost seven years, so the struggle is real,” stated Aditya, whose final Bollywood task earlier than “Dil Bechara” was singing “Tattad tattad” and “Ishqyaun dhishqyaun” within the 2013 launch, “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela“.
Remembering Sushant, Aditya stated: “As an artiste, I always liked Sushant. He had a charming smile every time we met.”
Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, “Dil Bechara” was late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s final launch. The movie is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.