Ash King – “I Love You” (Acoustic Version)
British Asian singer/songwriter Ash King is taking Bollywood by storm! After his hit track "Te Amo" from "Dum Maaro Dum" earlier in the year, Ash has made a return this summer with the easy going ballad "I Love You", which is taken from this week's monster Bollywood release "Bodyguard". The film, starring superstar Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, hits cinemas around the world this weekend following the Eid festivities and is one of the most anticipated Bollywood releases of the year.
"I Love You" was produced by one of the Indian film industry's most recognised music directors, Pritam, who has now worked with Ash on several occassions. The song was originally sung by another more established Hindi singer but the current version was picked to feature in the film by Salman Khan himself due to Ash's unique vocals and ability to blend Hindi and English lyrics effortlessly whilst recording the track.
Ash explains: "I was in Kolkata with my dad and I got a call from Pritam as he heard I was there from a mutual friend. He then flew me over to Mumbai and I was in the studio as soon as I landed recording 'I Love You'.
The song was also originally sung by a very famous Bollywood singer. The stylist for the film recently visited London and told me he was actually there when Salman heard my version of the song and chose it for the film . I'm very grateful to him and the team for choosing my version and have heard it's getting a great response in India and gone to number one on the Asian music charts in the UK as well! I hope everyone enjoys the song and this special movie."