Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue is now in Bollywood to do an item song for the underwater epic Blue, which stars a strong A-list contingent in Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Sanjay Dutt, Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan. She had lunch yesterday with Akshay and his wife Twinkle Khanna. Akshay is even said to have cooked some of the food himself. The song has been composed by Oscar-winner AR Rahman and will be sung as a duet with Sonu Nigam. Kylie will also be in the video with Akshay which will be choreographed by Farah Khan — you can’t ask for better than that! In addition, Kylie will appear in a second solo video as a promo for the movie. This is promised to be hot, hot, hot!
Akshay is thrilled at the prospect and sees this as another step in the opening up of Bollywood to the rest of the world. “Slumdog Millionaire has opened many doors for our film industry,” he explained, “Only weeks ago, Kylie was honouring AR Rahman at the Bafta Awards. Now she’s composing a song by the very same man. I’ve heard Kylie moves as sweetly as she sings, so it’s back to the rehearsal room for me!”
Kylie, who stole the show at the recent Brit Music Awards in London wearing a red sequined mini-skirt, will also be the star at the Ischgl Top of the Mountain concert in Austria in May, the annual super-concert that marks the end of the Tyrolean ski season. She’s no stranger to movies either having made a critically-acclaimed debut in The Delinquents as far back as 1989. She also appeared as the green fairy in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.