'Ganpat' is back!
John Abraham to sing the new version of B-Town's popular gangster rap in 'Shootout At Wadala'
After the cult Kallumama number from Satya, it wouldn't be wrong to say that Shootout at Lokhandwala's Ganpat had become the gangster anthem in Bollywood.
Rohit Roy, Vivek Oberoi and Tusshar Kapoor in Shootout at Lokhandwala
Not surprisingly, producer-director Sanjay Gupta is all set to bring back Ganpat, this time as Aye Ganpat, chal vapas aa in the much-talked-about sequel Shootout at Wadala. What's more, the movie's lead John Abraham will sing the song himself.
Gupta confirms, "I thought he would be the ideal choice for the song because it's being picturised on him. I am consciously making an effort to reinvent John in this film; the idea is to pull him out of his comfort zone. This film will see him as a completely different person in every way."
Though this is the first time John is going to be recording an entire number, you can't exactly call this his singing debut.
During the promotions of his earlier film Aashayein, John performed with composers Salim-Sulaiman for a crowd at the Bandra amphitheater. The actor also explored his vocal chords in the form of a monologue in Zinda.
Adds Gupta, who had directed John then as well, "He has a very good ear for music, apart from the fact that he has the finest audio systems installed at home. When he hears a song, he judges it to the T."
The situation in the song remains the same as the original, where we see a bunch of gangsters having a good time at a bar. Interestingly, Mika (who sung and composed the original number) will do the rap verses within the new song.