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    Default Sanjay Gupta's Shootout At Wadala now has Pakistani connection

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    Recently it was reported that John Abraham would be doing a 'Ganpat' act for Sanjay Gupta in his dramatic thriller Shootout At Wadala. As it turns out, this isn't going to be the only attraction in the film inspired by real incidents that had shocked the nation in the 80s. It will also have a Pakistani connection to it, courtesy country's pop band Strings which would also be composing music for the film. The band members have also reached Indian shores and are jamming it all up in a music studio.

    "Yes, both Bilal Maqsood as well as Faisal Kapadia are in town to compose music for Shootout At Wadala. Though off late there has been a lull as far as Pakistani artists composing for an Indian film are concerned, the makers of Shootout At Wadala have taken an exception. They are pretty much living up to the adage of 'music has no boundaries'. In fact Sanjay especially was quite keen at having Strings on board since he has enjoyed a long standing association with them", says a source attached to the film.

    This is pretty much apparent from the fact that for Sanjay's last directorial outing Zinda, Strings has composed 'Yeh Hai Meri Kahani' and 'Har Saans'. This isn't all as for his production Shootout At Lokhandwala (which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia), Sanjay had roped in Strings to compose 'Aakhri Alvida'.

    "Each of these three tracks had a haunting feel to them though it has to be seen what does Sanjay have in mind for Strings to deliver this time around", the source continues, "It won't be anything ordinary for sure since Sanjay is an avid follower of international music and for his comeback film he is bound to ask for something exemplary. He could have gone to anyone else in the B-town to compose for him but he chose Strings as he wants a sound that is different from quintessential Bollywood entertainers."

    While Strings, which has to its credit albums like 'Strings', 'Duur', 'Dhaani' and 'Koi Aanay Wala Hai' was busy with slogging it out in the studios, Sanjay confirmed that he has the band on board.

    "Though others like Mika, Meet Brothers, Aadesh Srivastava and Anu Malik too would be composing music for the film, Strings is the first team with which I am getting started. I guess geographies don't matter when it comes to art", says Gupta who is also in talks with other composers, both national and international, to contribute further to Shootout At Wadala that would star Anil Kapoor and John Abraham in principal roles.



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