Paltan, a war drama Paltan starring an ensemble cast of Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Siddhant Kapoor among others is all set to release on September 7. Now, composer Anu Malik, also a host of "Indian Idol", has roped in the reality show's former contestant Khuda Baksh to sing a song for the film "Paltan".
Baksh was one of the top three contestants of the ninth season of "Indian Idol". He made an appearance on "Indian Idol 10" along with filmmaker J.P Dutta, lyricist Javed Akhtar and singer Sonu Nigam for promoting their upcoming movie "Paltan".
The singer, who hails from Punjab, got emotional to return to the stage of "Indian Idol".
"Khuda Baksh is our child and there are millions of people who love his voice. He has a unique voice that can be rightfully termed as ‘Naayab'. All of us are very proud of Khuda Baksh. When I called him for the song he came to the studio and learnt the song there itself and performed. What a brilliant guy," Anu Malik said in a statement.
"I am sure he has a glorious future ahead of him and we wish him all the best," he added.
Based on the 1967 Nathula Pass standoff, Paltan follows events that occurred after the 1962 Indo-China war. In 1967, Indian soldiers guarded Nathula in Sikkim from China and the trailer was a compilation of action scenes revealing incidents that happened during that year.
(With IANS Inputs)