Record-breaking! 'Udta Punjab' music rights sold for staggering Rs 18 crore
"This makes it the biggest music deal in the history of Bollywood," claims a source close to the project which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh. The music has been scored by Amit Trivedi.
"The last time we heard of a record-setting contract was for 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', which is a crore less than this one. The 'Udta Punjab' album has a new age Punjabi vibe to it and the makers hope to strike a chord with music lovers," adds the source. The first song of 'Udta Punjab' was released yesterday; it is picturised on Shahid, who looks every bit of a whacky, drug-addict. The film's spokesperson confirms about the multi-crore deal being cracked.