Ranbir Plays A Singer In ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, Arijit Is His Voice

After ‘Rockstar’ Ranbir Kapoor is back to playing a singer on-screen and Arijit Singh is proud to be his voice. 

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Arijit Singh will be the voice of Ranbir Kapoor in <i>Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. </i>(Photo courtesy: A film still from <i>Rockstar</i>)

No multiple voices, no re-recordings, no double and triple versions of the same tune…only Arijit Singh will sing for Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

This was what producer-director Karan Johar and his music composer Pritam Chakraborty had decided when they embarked on the musical journey that was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM).

It can now be revealed that Ranbir Kapoor plays a singer in ADHM. And it was decided that only Arijit Singh will sing all the songs for Ranbir. According to sources, Ranbir felt Arijit suited him vocally.

Arijit admits it is an added responsibility for the playback singer to give voice to an actor when he plays a singer.

I’ve done it earlier in Aashiqui 2 where Aditya Roy Kapur played a singer. Now with Ranbir I am again giving voice to the character of a professional singer, and it’s different, more challenging than the usual playback singing. Ranbir had already shot the title song with a scratch recording (song recorded in a makeshift voice). I sat and observed Ranbir emoting to the words, then I recorded my songs.
Arijit Singh, Playback Singer

Arijit is all praise for Ranbir too.

It is very rare for an actor today to be able to hold the camera on his face for almost a minute emoting to the lyrics. Ranbir has done it in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Not for a second does one feel he is faking the emotions.When I watched Ranbir emoting to the words and the tune, I felt inspired and challenged to give better than my best. I’ve seen how Ranbir responded to the music that he had to sing  in Rockstar when he played a singer. It’s very inspiring for any playback singer.
Arijit Singh

The ADHM experience has made Arijit realize how important it is to have an actor understand what he is singing.

Ranbir isn’t just using my voice in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He is experiencing and savouring the words, letting them flow into his soul. It’s such a pleasure to sing for him because as a professional playback singer I know that Ranbir’s screen presence will carry my song very far.
Arijit Singh

Arijit says he is still recording songs for ADHM.

We haven’t decided on how many songs I will sing for Ranbir. But I can tell you this.Whatever dada (composer Pritam Chakraborty) and Karan Johar decide it will all add up to a grand musical experience. And for those who are raving about my first song for Ranbir in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , here’s some news. My second song for Ranbir is even better. I rate it as one of the best songs I’ve sung so far.
Arijit Singh

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