Salim-Sulaiman on their collaboration with Enrique Iglesias
Working with artistes from the West is nothing new for Gujarati brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant. First came Lady Gaga; then they composed music for the movie, Sold, produced by Oscar winner Jeffrey D Brown. Now it’s a venture with pop star Enrique Iglesias—the duo has remixed the singer’s latest single, I’m a Freak.
“We got a call from Universal Music saying Iglesias wanted to talk to us. He wanted a different take on the song, so I even sang in Hindi. I don’t consider this a remix; it a new version, and Iglesias loved it,” says Salim, who is a huge fan of the Spanish-American singer. Talking about working with Western artistes, Salim says, “They are very hard working and have a never-say-die attitude.”
The duo has 22 Yards and Kaanchi releasing this year. “We are working on the remake of Love Story. Both the old and new versions are directed by Rahul Rawail. This movie is special because I grew up listening to its songs, and now I am composing the remake,” he signs off.