Surj from RDB Talks ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’ from Bullett Raja

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Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Fox Star Studios high-rolling, high-stakes must-see action entertainer, Bullett Raja, stars Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. With a story full of twists, turns and cool action sequences, the film promises edge-of-your-seat entertainment with a generous helping of tongue-in-cheek humour and romance as Saif Ali Khan stars in and as the formidable Bullett Raja. Bullett Raja, which also features Jimmy Shergil, Vidyuth Jamwal, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kishan and Raj Babbar will be released in cinemas on 29th November 2013.

The first track, ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’, has recently released and the party song certainly is a hit. International urban music artists RDB are behind the killer track, which is sung by Nindy Kaur and Raftaar. The rustic yet also uber cool ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’ shows RDB moving away from their trademark Bhangra/Punjabi flavor and bringing something new to their sound. This is the first time that RDB has collaborated with Fox Star Studios and Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan with RDB in Tamanche Pe Disco Song from Bullett Raja
Check out what Surj from RDB had to say about the song in this cool Q and A!

How did you get on board with ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’?

It all started with a call from Sameer Gogate, who put us in touch with one of the producers of Bullett Raja, Nitin Ahuja. He had requested a track from our music bank given the short deadline. As we do, we showcased them a couple of different numbers but a pre-made version of Tamanche Pe Disco was selected.

How was it working with Saif and Sonakshi?
These superstars are very grounded. Saif was extremely focused on how he wanted the music and had a real flare for hearing a hit! After seeing our takes at the shoot, he insisted we did one scene with him for the song and it was a pleasure working with him. Sonakshi, as well as being stunning in person, was very humble and great to interact with.

The song has a very rustic yet a very contemporary beat, what was the concept behind it?
We tried a slightly different approach for this song and used the lyrical knowledge of Raftaar to give it more of a UP flavour. The music still has the signature RDB sound.

What was your inspiration for the track?
The theme of the movie had some part to play with the composition of the track as well as the trademark UP gangster lifestyle.

How did Raftaar and Nindy come onboard?
The song required female vocals and who better to suit than Nindy Kaur. Raftaar not only added to the theme of the song with his lyrics but uplifted the track further by adding his rap performance to parts of the track. Nindy and Raftaar are a killer combination.
RDB in the song Tamanche Pe Disco from Bullett Raja
Fun moments on the set while shooting the song?
Every shoot is a great and unique experience, but I think this one was the fastest arranged shoot ever. The track was made within three days after which the whole shoot was arranged in two. Within a week the track was composed, paid for, excepted and shot. Only in India!

How does the track compare to what you have done earlier?
Tamanche Pe Disco represents the first time RDB has collaborated with Saif. The track also moves away from our trademark Bhangra / Punjabi beat as we experiment with a UP flavour so our fans are in for a real treat!

Who are the key musical influencers in your life?
We would definitely say our father, our late brother Kuly and each other in the team.

What are the future projects in Bollywood that you are working on?
We have five upcoming projects, two of which are with new up and coming casts and the other three are with A-list stars. Our main highlight is that we are now officially releasing our collaboration track with T-Pain on the 21st of November with Universal in India and Three Records internationally. Our Album is also set to release in December.

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