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First printed Feb 16, 2022, 6:25 PM IST

From being impressed by Elvis Presley to prosecuting Dr. Dre, Bappi Lahiri had some affiliation with Hollywood. Learn on to learn about his Hollywood connections.

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Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri had a profitable profession within the Hindi movie {industry}. He was the one who launched India to disco, and actually earned the title of India’s first ‘Disco King’. With an illustrious profession spanning over 4 a long time, Bappi Da, as he was fondly known as, additionally created a Guinness World File. Whereas a lot is already identified about his profession, some could not learn about his affiliation with the Western movie industry-Hollywood.

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Bappi Lahiri was not solely a well-known musician in India but in addition identified in Hollywood. The truth is, his widespread track ‘Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja’, that includes Mithun Chakraborty, made it to Adam Sandal’s 2008 movie ‘Do not Mess with the Johan’. The track was rearranged by Julius Dobos and likewise utilized by singer Mia, who used it for the only observe ‘Jimmy’ from his album Artwork.

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Within the yr 2002, singer Reality Hearts additionally used a riff from Bappi Lahiri’s track ‘Kaliyon Ka Chaman’ which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Later, when Dr. Dre copied Bappi Da’s Jimmy Jimmy track, the latter sued him for copyright infringement and received the case.

Additionally learn: When Bappi Lahiri Reveals Why He Did not Weigh Gold In His Carrying

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One other Bappi Lahiri track ‘Come Nearer’ from Mithun Chakraborty’s 1984 movie ‘Kasam Diya Karne Wale Ki’ was chosen for Hollywood’s award-winning movie ‘Lion’ that includes Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Within the Hindi trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Bappi Da’s track ‘Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba’ has been utilized in its trailer, the rights of which have been acquired by Disney India.

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Bappi Lahiri was additionally the primary Indian to be chosen as a part of the Grammys jury within the yr 2012. He additionally had nominations on the 2017 Oscar Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Moana and the Lion within the Finest Animated Movie and Finest Movie classes, respectively.

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Bappi Lahiri additionally as soon as contemplated giving his fortunate gold chain together with Lord Ganpati’s locket to the legendary singer Michael Jackson, when the latter visited Mumbai. MJ had favored Bappi Da’s chain when he met her. However he did not give his chain as a result of it was fortunate for him. Aside from this, Bappi Lahiri additionally as soon as revealed that his love for gold chains was impressed by Elvis Presley, who additionally used to put on gold chains.

Additionally learn: What did Bappi Lahiri submit on social media two days earlier than his loss of life?



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