Pallavi Joshi, who is returning to Bollywood after 20 years and will be seen in husband, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s political drama ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ has also turned singer. “I’ve sung Chand Roz, which is a ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz. It’s a background track in the film,” reveals Pallavi.
Talking about making her debut as a singer, Pallavi reveals that it was on her husband’s insistence that she decided to sing for a film for the first time. “I had hosted a music-based show for almost seven years but I had never thought of playback. For ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’, Vivek had wanted a very raw and unplugged kind of a quality to the najm and he suggested that I try it out since even though I am a trained classical singer, it’s not a very polished style. So I agreed and it has been recorded with minimalistic technical support. There are no percussions and hardly any instruments barring a harmonium,” says Pallavi.
Composed by music director Rohit Sharma (of ‘Ship of Theseus’ fame), Pallavi shares that the song has a very natural grainy texture and for her, it came quite naturally. “I enjoyed the experience, but I wasn’t paid for singing. They made me sing for free,” laughs the actress.
Buddha in a TrafficJam revolves around the internal conflict of an aspiring student and the forever-on tug-of-war between the capitalistic and socialistic thought processes with the establishments is set to release on May 13th.
The cast of ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ includes Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi and Anchal Dwivedi.
The film premiered at the 2014 Mumbai International Film Festival and has been showcased at other festivals too.