Legendary singer Kishore Kumar's last song, which he is said to have recorded three days before his demise in 1987, is set to be part of Bollywood musical "Jhumroo", albeit with some new sounds.
The full rights to the song were bought for a bid of Rs.15.6 lakh by the owners of Gurgaon-based entertainment hub Kingdom of Dreams at the Osian's-Cinefan Film Memorabilia Auction held here Tuesday.
"The auction was just in time for Kishoreda's 83rd birth anniversary (August 4), and our show 'Jhumroo' also completes 100 shows Thursday. We are very excited," Wizcraft director Viraf Sarkari told IANS.
"Jhumroo" is a musical capturing the spirit of the singer. It is produced by Great Indian Nautanki Company, a joint venture between Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Apra Group.
Evergreen Kishore Kumar songs like "Om shanti om", "Pag ghungroo", "Saamne ye kaun aaya", "Mere saamnewali khidki", "Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si", "Hawa ke saath saath" and "Jahaan teri ye nazar hai" are already a part of the musical.
But now fans of the singer would also be able to hear this unreleased song in the coming months.
"It is a one-and-a-half-minute-long track. It is basically a love song and very melodious. It's not a dance number really. But what we plan to do is to get some new sounds to it with our creative team, and once it is ready, we would have it choreographed, and ultimately included in the show," said Sarkari.
The entire process could take a "couple of months", he added.
"Jhumroo" has a cast including popular TV actors Gaurav Gera and Shweta Gulati. It is the second show after "Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince" to be showcased at Kingdom of Dreams.