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10 Bollywood Films Featuring Songs By International Artists

Showbiz Aug 11, 2017

King Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal might not have been a massive hit, but featuring a song by a renowned American artist earned him some international Brownie points. 

The song “Phurr” is a collaboration between music director Pritam and Grammy-winning American record producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Diplo.

Diplo’s EDM signature is evident throughout the song even while mixed with some bhangra, and the DJ also uses his signature steps in the video.

SRK wasn’t supposed to be part of the video — but Diplo convinced him to join the project. “I went on the set to meet him,” Khan said. “But, he insisted on me being a part of the video, and I had to oblige. He showed me some swag moves, and I just copied him.”

Diplo’s kids are also huge fans of King Khan, Photo Credit:

This project marks the first time the two stars have collaborated on a song, but the actor and musician share a close bond dating back to when Diplo visited India for a show.

“Diplo has spent a lot of time in Kolkata, so he loves India and our culture,” said Khan.

Jab Harry Met Sejal isn’t the only Bollywood film to feature some international musicians. Here are nine others!


1. Title Track — Shivaay (2016)

Ajay Devgn collaborated with the UK-based popular teen band The Vamps for the title track of Shivaay, which was directed, produced and starred in by Devgn.

2. “Jaeger Bomb” — Tum Bin 2 (2016)

West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo showed off his dance moves in his Bollywood debut song from Tum Bin 2, which was also a tribute to “I’m An Albatraoz” by AronChupa.

3. “Shera Di Kaum” — Speedy Singhs (2011)

This chartbuster was a collaboration between RDB and Grammy-winning artist Ludacris.

4. “Chammak Challo” — Ra.One (2011)

The famous American singer-rapper Akon was roped in to make this hit for SRK’s Ra.One.

5. “Aadha Ishq” — Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

This track features vocals by the Italian-Canadian classical-crossover singer Natalie Di Luccio. Di Luccio has since gone on to do more work in Bollywood.

6. “Chiggy Wiggy” — Blue (2009)

Australian singer Kylie Minogue made her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar and performed this cheeky song that took the world by surprise.

7. “Singh Is King” — Singh Is Kinng (2008)

The LA-based rapper Snoop Dogg teamed up with Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar to do the video but came under fire for being “culturally insensitive for dressing up as a Sikh man.”

8. “Boro Boro” — Bluffmaster (2005)

The Sweden-based Iranian singer Arash reintroduced Middle Eastern music to India with this number from Bluffmaster, starring Abhishek Bachchan.

9. “Dhoom Dhoom” — Dhoom (2004)

Thai pop sensation Tata Young was one of Bollywood’s earliest international artists, and this song was number one in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and even more countries.

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