Iulia Vantur at a salon in Bandra, Mumbai. Salman Khan's rumoured love interest Iulia hails from Romania and is a famous television personality in her home country. Iulia Vantur is an aspiring singer and recorded few tracks. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Even as rumours suggested that Iulia Vantur bagged her singing gig with Race 3's Selfish at Salman Khan's behest, she tells us otherwise. "It was the music director, Vishal Mishra, who asked me to record for the female part," Vantur tells mid-day.
Pictured: Iulia Vantur at the salon in Bandra
As for the lyrics of Race 3 song, Iulia Vantur has Salman Khan to thank. "When Salman ideated the lines, 'Ik baar baby selfish ho ke jio naa', it was a surprise. Since childhood, we've learnt that love should be selfless. But thinking about yourself is also important for those who are always giving."
Salman Khan who turned lyricist for the first time has penned the song while Atif Aslam and Iulia Vantur added soul with their melodious voice. Selfish marked Atif Aslam's return to the Race franchise who has delivered Pehli Nazar and Be Intehaan for the earlier installments respectively. Iulia Vantur made her Bollywood debut with this romantic song picturised on Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Pictured: Iulia Vantur exiting the salon in Bandra
In April, Iulia Vantur had winged her way to the Philippines, as Salman Khan was busy shooting for Race 3 in Abu Dhabi. The Romanian actor-singer had checked into a health and wellness resort in San Benito.
Iulia Vantur also recorded a song with Himesh Reshammiya in January this year. Singer-composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who teamed up with Iulia Vantur for album Aap Se Mausiiquii, said in an interview that she has a Bollywood mainstream voice.
Pictured: Iulia Vantur poses for the photographers before leaving
Himesh Reshammiya talking about Iulia Vantur in that interview said, "When I first heard her voice, it was like Bollywood mainstream voice. Initially, I didn't know whether she could sing in Hindi, but when I sent her the song, she completed the dubbing in one hour."
"Usually, best singers take four to five hours for it. Iulia Vantur has sung the song without auto tuning. She has an angelic voice and I would like to collaborate with her in new songs as well," Himesh Reshammiya further added
Salman Khan's good friend Iulia Vantur was spotted at a popular salon in Bandra, Mumbai. We have pictures