Belal Khan adopts Persian for his song in Ananta’s next
Ananta Jalil's upcoming film with his wife Barsha is Deen: The Day. The film has already been announced to be Bangladesh's first joint production with Iran as famed Iranian producer Murteza Atash Zamzam will be producing it with Ananta Jalil. The film will have four songs-two to be shot in Bangladesh and the other two in Iran and Turkey. The song in Iran has already been shot and recorded. Bangladeshi singer Belal Khan has sung the song with Iranian actor and singer Mohammad Reza Hedayeti. The song will fuse both Bangla and Persian lyrics. As such this would be Belal's first Persian song.
Iran's famed Asgar Rahemi has directed the music of the song. Titled 'Che Konam' in Persian or 'What Can I Do' in English the song has been written by Iranian poet Abdul Jabbar Kakaei and Md Mumit Al Rashid, University of Dhaka Assistant Professor on Persian Language and Literature and advisor of the film.
The song would show Ananta and Barsha in Iranian traditional Islamic attire embracing Iran's culture and values. The film in itself is based on Islamic ideals and sends a message that Islam is about peace and not terrorism. The song was shot amidst 55 degree Celsius of temperature in Iran's Maranjab Desert by fifteen crew members from Ananta's Bangladeshi team alongside Iranian artistes.
Belal Khan who won National Film Award for directing music in 2014 has sung his first non-Bengali song through 'Che Konam' or 'Ki Korbo'. The experience has been great for him. He reflects that as the movie would be released in Iran, audiences there would listen to his Persian voice and this is making him feel pleasant. The entire musical project is world-class and would remain as a milestone in his career, the singer thinks. It would feature in the main movie with almost all the Iranian traditional musical instruments.
Belal also noted that the song has been shot in some of the most marvelous and historic sites of Iran.