Mumbai: When Akon fluently mouthed the Hindi lyrics of Chammak Challo, it took listeners by storm. The song became a sensation overnight across nightclubs and drawing rooms. However, the R&B singer's tryst with India does not end there.
Buzz is that director AR Murgadoss has signed the singer to sing a Tamil number for his next film Tuppaki starring superstar Vijay.
Says a source, "Shah Rukh Khan has been in talks with Murgadoss for his next South remake and that is how he got introduced to Akon. One song in RA.One has given him the kind of mileage he couldn't have even imagined. So he is obviously looking to expand his base in India. The director thinks that Akon's voice is very catchy and it'll work for the kind of music Thupakki has."
Harris Jayraj who is the film's music composer has apparently written a song especially for the international musician and they plan to launch it in a big way.
Adds the source, "The makers are trying to facilitate Akon's visit to India once again for the film. The only problem is dates which is being worked out at the moment."
With Kolaveri Di becoming such a rage, it's little surprise that South makers are going that extra mile to make the music of their film stand out. Agrees Murgdoss, "Everyone likes a song that's a little different. Right now all I can say is that we are working hard on the music of the film."