There’s no dearth of talent in B-Town… Priyanka Chopra Jonas went on and dabbled in singing in her regional production as well as on International platforms. Tara Sutaria is readying to turn playback singer in her upcoming movie, while Tiger Shroff is planning in a single. Here’s looking at some top actors who’ve been multi-tasking as singers too:
The 77-year-old, Amitabh Bachchan, has mesmerized audiences not just with power-packed performances on-screen but also melodies sung by him in his signature baritone. Amitabh Bachchan has sung a number of songs in his illustrious career, from the popular Holi number ‘Holi Khele Raghuveera’ in Baghban to ‘Shava Shava’ in Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, ‘Khaike Paan Banaras Wala’ in Don, to ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ in Kahaani and ‘Atrangi Yaari’ in Wazir.
Like his father Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has also sung songs – the most popular being ‘Right Here, Right Now’ from Bluff Master with Sunidhi Chauhan. He has also sung the bilingual single ‘Until the Sun Comes Up’ with Indo-Canadian singer Raghav.
We have seen Tiger Shroff dance, act, and do martial arts like a pro, but that’s not where Tiger’s talents end. Tiger, while taking to social media to reveal the motion poster of his upcoming track ‘Unbelievable’ expressed his lifelong wish to dance to his own song. Tiger is truly unbelievable!
The Student of the Year 2 actress began her professional career as a singer before she went on to act. While she has shown her acting mettle in films, she’s all set to treat fans to songs in her melodious voice in Mohit Suri’s upcoming film ‘Ek Villian 2’.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a man of many talents, he can act, dance, write poetry, host shows and also sing. Ayushmann Khurrana has sung songs in films like Vicky Donor, Nautanki Saala, Bareilly Ki Barfi to singles like ‘Yahin Hoon Main’ and ‘O Heeriye’.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the actress who has worked across Bollywood and Hollywood, took up singing to fulfill her father’s lifelong wish to see her as a singer. Priyanka Chopra’s ‘In My City’ and ‘Exotic’ were released in 2012 featuring Will.I.Am and Pitbull respectively. Priyanka debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the song ‘Chaoro’ for Mary Kom.
Farhan Akhtar, an actor, director, poet, and singer has a long list of songs to his credit, ‘Atrangi Yaari’ from Wazir, ‘Tum Ho Toh’ and ‘Socha Hai’ from Rock on, and ‘Senorita’ from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, to name a few.
Hrithik Roshan has lent his voice quite a few songs like ‘Senorita’ from Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, ‘What a wonderful world’ from Guzaarish, and ‘Kites in the Sky’ from Kites.
Salman Khan forayed into singing with ‘Hero’ from the film Hero. He then went on to sing ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’ and ‘Hangover‘ for Kick and a version of ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ for Sultan.
Abhay Deol sang for the immensely popular ‘Senorita’ from Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. He hasn’t sung any songs since to maintain the exclusivity of the song.
(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)