Ali Zafar, the music director of London, Paris, New York (LPNY) has taken two diverse female singing talents on board from both sides of the border. One is his very own co-star, Aditi Rao Hydari, who “sang beautifully herself in a song,” says Ali. “Normally it’s either the hero or heroine who lend his or her voice to a song. But in this case, I decided we’d both sing because Aditi has a nice, soothing voice.” The other Indian singer is the pop sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan. It will be the first time that Ali has worked for a song with Sunidhi.
Rest of the two are popular Pakistani singers, whose names have not yet been revealed. Ali’s PR Manager, Ammara Hikmat said that Ali brought “two versatile Pakistani female singers with some killer vocals to perk up LPNY’s music.”
Because of time constraints (32 days to shoot the film in three countries), Ali rehearsed the songs on Skype with his arranger back home.
“Since it took me to three of the most romantic cities across the world (London, Paris and New York), I used Skype to jam with my arranger back home before returning to my studio in Lahore for the recording and then mixing the tracks at Mumbai’s Yashraj Studio. Even with Aditi, I rehearsed the song on Skype since she was here in India and I was in Pakistan,” says Ali in an interview with Hindustan Times.