3D animated film Delhi Safari, has not only been dubbed in English, Spanish, French and Russian, but its songs have also been dubbed simultaneously. International artistes Vanessa Williams, John Fluker and Fred Tatasciore will be recording the English versions of the songs composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the film in the US.
Moreover, the producers, Krayon Pictures, will be sharing 50 per cent of the royalty from the music with the composers. “We partnered with the producers when the film was being conceptualised; it’s a way of thinking ahead,” says Shankar Mahadevan.
Ehsaan Noorani says, “The revenue sharing deal has been integrated with the Copyright Law after the amendment was passed, and will be part of all music and creative contracts now. It will offer long-term benefits to producers, composer and lyricists.”
Vanessa is the voice of Begum-Mother Leopard. Back to the Future (1985) fame Christopher Lloyd is also a part of the cast. Besides, Shankar Mahadevan’s 10-year-old son Shivam has sung for the Hindi title track.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film revolves around five animals from Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park who go to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister with a petition against builders encroaching on their land.