Akon might sing for SRK's KKR new anthem

After Team Kolkata's grand victory in IPL 5 , Shah Rukh Khan is all set to ensure that the next season is even bigger and better for them. And to set the ball rolling, the anthem is changed to add an extra spunk.

The team who coined Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re is working on a more bold and "explosive" anthem. Also there is wide speculation that SRK might rope in R&B singer Akon to sing it. Akon has been associated with King Khan when he sang the Chammak Challo number in Ra.One.

"It will be a newer version of Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re," says music director Vishal Dadlani who had penned the lyrics for the earlier anthem with Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh. "The anthem is all about celebrations after a long wait of five years. It's about victory which was finally witnessed," Vishal adds. He also informs that since it is a team from Kolkata, the song will be a "celebration and explosion of the fun-filled Bengali culture" as well. On Akon's association, he further added: "I am still not sure of any such development. I am in constant touch with Akon and so is SRK. Nothing has been finalised yet."

Korbo lorbo... was coined on the spot by Sujoy and Vishal five years ago. Sujoy, who is in London now, confirmed the news of the proposed change in the anthem. "I think the word I would associate with Shah Rukh Khan and his team this time would be Rongbaaj. I loved SRK and the team's attitude through the IPL," says Sujoy. Rongbaaj in Bengali literally translates into 'dude of the locality'. So, what made Sujoy pick this word. He says, "The way Team Kolkata won the finals, they have every right to put their collars up. And Rongbaaj perfectly fits the bill." However, Vishal confirms that "the tune of the chorus will be the same. The rest will change."

Sujoy, it seems, still has to get Rongbaaj approved from Vishal. "Before the first season of the IPL, Vishal had approached me to coin a Bong phrase for the anthem and I wrote khelbo, lorbo, jeetbo re. But Vishal felt that wasn't powerful enough and Khelbo (meaning: will play) turned to Korbo (meaning: will do) on his insistence. Actually the credit should go to Vishal because all this happened under his reign."
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