Singer Sonu Nigam has recorded a new song penned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the upcoming web series "Modi: Journey Of A Common Man".
According to a press release, Nigam has sung the verse 'Shyam Ke Rogan Rele' composed by music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, for the Eros Original series, directed by Umesh Shukla.
Shukla said in a statement that he has taken permission from the PMO to use 10 poems penned by Modi for the 10-part series.
The poems will be used in the series for the end credit of each episode.
"We believed Sonu Nigam is the perfect fit to render the verse and he has taken Salim-Sulaiman's composition a notch higher. We wrote to the PMO last June seeking permission to use his poems... and have got PM's approval," Shukla said.
Recently, director Umesh Shukla says he is planning to release his web series "Modi: Journey Of A Common Man" in April, but he is worried about the project coming under the scanner of the Election Commission.
The 10-part original-series is based on the life story of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Recently, the Election Commission had sought comments from the makers of the biopic "PM Narendra Modi", featuring Vivek Oberoi, on the opposition's demand to postpone its release till the Lok Sabha elections get over. The film is currently slated to release on April 5.
When asked if he is worried that his web series might also come under the radar of the EC over violation of code of conduct, Umesh told PTI, "I am a little worried but at the same time, it's a different platform. This will come on the Internet. I don't think so that code of conduct is applied there. But we never know. We haven't declared our dates yet."
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