They will participate in a live concert, first in Mumbai and later in New York
Shah Rukh Khan bonding with international pop star Akon is now passe. The bestselling American R&B musician who cracked the Hindi charts last year with Chammak Challo is all set to share stage space with Amitabh Bachchan himself.
And the one who is making this possible is Aadesh Shrivatasva. Aadesh has composed innumerable songs for Big B, most of them chartbusters. He flies to the US early in February to finalise Akon for the concert.
Aadesh confirms, "That's the plan I've quietly been executing.
And I've almost got it in place. Amitji's contribution to my album Anthem Of Peace just gives it an entirely different twist. As for Akon, he is my friend and collaborator for anything I want him for."
During a jamming session between Big B and Aadesh, it was felt that bringing the two icons on stage would generate immense global interest in the album's peace message. Akon who's an old buddy of the music composer has also recorded for the same album.
The music composer is quite confident of pulling it off. He says, "There's no reason why it won't happen. The cause is big. And both Amitji and Akon believe in it.
I believe the message of peace would be far more effective through Amitji's voice. When he talks, everyone listens. When he sings, the world sings with him."
Initially there will only be one Big B-Akon live concert in Mumbai in March. The more ambitious plan is to bring them together in New York on 9/ 11 this year.