The appropriately named Ash King, 25, impressed Rahman so much at a meeting organized by mutual friends in London the Oscar-winning composer flew King out to Chennai for a recording session at his private studio.
King has already laid a sound base for himself in Bollywood with two of the most popular songs of 2011; the catchy Te Amo from Dum Maare Dum and the soulful I Love You from Salman Khan’s monster hit Bodyguard.
He’s now set to take 2012 by storm with ‘Aunty Ji’ from ‘Ek Main aur Ek Tu’, the Vegas-based Rom Com starring Bollywood’s hottest young actors Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
The success is no surprise given that the classically trained singer and songwriter has been surrounded by music from a young age. His grandfather was the first Indian classical music teacher at Nobel Peace prize winner Rabindranath Tagore’s home and school Shantinikaitan. King spent his childhood surround by celebrated musical artistes with whom his father worked closely with including Ravi Shankar.
The UKAsian will be profiling Ash to coincide with the release of Ek Main Ek Tu; the interview will be published Monday 06th February.