Often to add something new and different to their films in order to get more visibility and attention, Bollywood filmmakers and producers go for international collaborations. Be it including a cameo of a well-known Hollywood celebrity or some other prominent personality, the makers pull out all the stops to have a mass appeal for their films.
Bollywood films are widely known for their music and songs & dance sequences. Indians are addicted to songs and the music is one of the must-haves in order to make a hit Bollywood film. Bollywood has seen numerous collaboration between music directors & singers from around the globe and these songs gain a lot of popularity and thumbs ups. Here are 10 best Bollywood songs that featured collaborations with International artists:
Phurrr- The song marked Shah Rukh Khan collaborating with the world famous DJ Diplo known for songs like Dirty Vibe, Bang Bang etc. Featuring the voices of Mohit Chauhan and Tushar Joshi and music by Diplo and Pritam, the song was the track EDM meet Bhangra everyone was waiting for.
Chiggy Wiggy- Australian singer Kylie Minogue was one of the first leading international artists to have worked on a Bollywood song. She sang the song Chiggy Wiggy with Sonu Nigam and appeared on screen with Akshay Kumar.
Singh is Kinng- The famous American rapper and singer, Snoop Dogg sang in the hit 2008 film. He also appeared in the video with Akshay Kumar and the song became an instant hit.
Dhoom Dhoom- The song became a raging hit when it was released. It featured American-Thai singer Tata Young singing and grooving to the track and she is still fondly remembered as the Dhoom girl.
Chammak Challo- The song might be the most popular on this list. SRK left no stone unturned in order to make his magnum opus Ra.One a force to reckon with. He collaborated with American singer-record producer Akon for the song Chammak Challo and the song is still a classic.
Sheran Di Kaum Punjabi- Akshay Kumar collaborated with American rapper-singer Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges for this song from the film Speedy Singhs. The song can still be heard in gyms.
Boro Boro- In the 2005 film, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh appeared with Iranian-Swedish singer Arash in the hit song Boro Boro.
Jai Ho by Pussycat Dolls- The American band collaborated with A.R. Rehman for the song Jai Ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire. The song became an instant hit.
Sadda Haq- In the film Rockstar, music director A.R. Rehman collaborated with Australian musician Orianthi Panagaris who strung some melodious tunes in this track.
Shivaay - Ajay Devgn collaborated with the British pop-rock band for his film's music that marked the band's debut in Bollywood.