Kishore Kumar's son lends voice to cartoon character inspired by legendary singer
Singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, has lent his voice to an animated character named Guru from Guru Aur Bhole, Sony YAY!’s flagship show, DNA reports.
According to the channel's website, Guru Aur Bhole is the story of an indispensable friendship between Guru and Bhole, the leading characters of the show. The show is set in a sweet, peaceful and "caricature-ish" little fictitious town in Northern India called Sur-Taal Nagar. Guru is the "musical mastermind" who has an immense passion for music and his whole life revolves around it. Bhole is a kind and helpful guy who always goes out of his way to help others, even if that lands him in trouble. He is also a gifted dancer. Both Guru and Bhole have superpowers — music and dancing, respectively — which are inter-dependent. Using their superpowers together, they come out of difficult and sticky situations.
According to DNA, the character Guru bears a resemblance to Kishore Kumar and hence his son was approached to voice the character. Every episode of the show will feature a new song, sung by Kumar. Raju Singh will be composing the music and Sameer will be penning the lyrics.
Apparently, Kumar has also sung the Hindi title track ('Zindagi Toofani Hai') of the popular Disney show, Ducktales, reports scoopwhoop.com.
Speaking to DNA, Kumar said, “My character has been inspired by my father’s character in Padosan. What I found most challenging was that we would record everything on-the-spur-of-the-moment. Karne mein bahut mazaa aaya. I have suggested to the producers that we bring out an album of these songs as they are wonderful and have some really good melodies!”
Kumar also said that he would often remember his father and get nostalgic while singing. He added, "He was always there at the back of my mind and Raju used to tell me, ‘Think like Kishoreda! Baba jaisa gao!’. It’s difficult singing like my father as I have my own style, but I managed.”
Guru Aur Bhole airs every Monday to Friday at 10 am on Sony YAY!
Watch the promotional video of the show here:
Published Date: May 28, 2017 18:28 PM | Updated Date: May 28, 2017 18:28 PM