Punjab youngster breaks a hurdle, composes, sings for Hollywood movie BY SAEED NASIR

Given birth to in Jagraon, a tiny town around 40 km from Punjab’s Ludhiana industrial hub, Rahul started learning music at the age of 10. He trained in Punjabi folk music, Indian classical and Sufi music.


Come September and a young man from Punjab could well be on his way to actually singing the American Dream. A song, made up, written and sung by Punjab-born Rahul Lakhanpal will feature in a Hollywood movie scheduled to be released next month.

“My song ‘Chicago Land’ has been decided on for the Hollywood movie “The Tiger Hunter” which is slated release a worldwide on Sept 22. The song aptly represents the theme of the movie — an Indian boy chasing the love of his life in Chicago of the 1970s. The song’s genre is inspired by legendary Rock and roll ‘n Move Hall of Popularity inductees and Chicago Blues designers such as Friend Man and Muddy Waters,” Rahul advised IANS.

Born in Jagraon, a tiny town around 40 kilometres from Punjab’s Ludhiana commercial hub, Rahul started out learning music at age 10. He been trained in Punjabi folk music, Indian traditional and Sufi music.

“My parents and educators always trained me to run after my dreams without getting rid of my focus on studies. I pursued a Bachelor of Architecture degree from GNDU (Master Nanak Dev School), Amritsar, and Get better at of Science level in Tx. In Tx, while studying and concentrating on my job, I silently nurtured my dream to sing.

“I got the lead vocalist of your strap called ‘Dhwani’ where I met my pal, and later my musical spouse, Vineet Bailur. Along with my band, I performed across many universities in the US and received numerous accolades. It had been a big boost to my assurance,” Rahul explained.

Rahul, who is the composer and lyricist of the “Chicago Land’ along with Vineet, is also its vocalist.
Having participated in “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, 2008 USA Edition”, and finding yourself in the most notable 5 category, Rahul says that his music style is Sufi rock, Bollywood, Bollywood rock and roll, and metropolitan Punjabi.

“My all-time favorite music artists are Nusrat Fateh Khan, Kailash Kher, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Mohammad Rafi, my master Sukhdev Sahil, and poets Gulzaar and Bulleh Shah. I am deeply migrated and encouraged by live Sufi rock and roll music,” he added.

While studying in the field of science and architecture, Rahul’s journey had taken a musical turn in the united states with performances at various places. It had been at one such performance in Los Angeles in 2012 that he satisfied Hollywood manufacturer Nazia “Naz” Khan, who has worked on motion pictures such as “Ocean’s 13”, “The Inquisitive Case of Benjamin Button”, “World Warfare Z”, “The Revenant”, “Moonlight”, and many more.

“Nazia was promoting her Hollywood film ‘The Tiger Hunter’, when she presented me to the director Lena Khan, who provided me and my mate Vineet an chance to showcase our ability to the planet. It appeared wonderful become a reality, and jointly we constructed and produced three monitors, out which one was chosen by ‘The Tiger Hunter’ team as the primary Credits Record,” Rahul said.

For as soon as, Rahul is keeping his fingertips crossed — waiting for his American Goal to become a musical reality

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