MUSCAT: Bappi Lahiri, the Indian music composer, music director, singer, actor and record producer, will be coming in Oman.
The singer, who popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions, will be judging Dil Ki Awaaz Season 2, at Qurum Amphitheater on March 22.
Bappi Lahiri was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks such as Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando, Gang Leader, Sailaab and Sharaabi.
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Portions of Lahiri’s song “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai” were included in the 2002 song “Addictive” by American R&B singer Truth Hurts. Copyright holders Saregama India, Ltd. sued Interscope Records and its parent company, Universal Music Group for more than $500 million. A Los Angeles federal judge subsequently barred further sales of the CD unless and until Lahiri was listed on the song’s credits.
In late 2016, Lahiri voiced the character of Tamatoa in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney’s 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film Moana; he also composed and sang “Shona” (Gold), the Hindi version of “Shiny”.This was his first time dubbing for an animated character, and he also appeared in Ramratan song “Yeh Hai Dance Bar”. He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at 63rd Filmfare Awards.