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Would love to sing for SRK and Ranbir: Ankit Tiwari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Singer Ankit Tiwari, who shot to fame with 'Sun raha hai tu' song from 'Ashiqiue 2', says he would love to be the voice of and Ranbir Kapoor on the silver screen.

"It is not practical for a playback singer to sing all the songs of a particular movie today. Earlier, a singer used to sing for a particular actor like was the voice of Raj Kapoor and Kishore Kumar was the screen voice for Rajesh Khanna. I hope to sing for and Ranbir Kapoor someday," Tiwari said.

The boy has also sung the theme song of Star Parivaar Awards 2013, slated to take place this week.

The theme song is a cover of Mohammed Rafi's famous number 'Tum jo mil gaye ho' and features a duet between Tiwari and Sunidhi Chauhan. It has been directed by Sachin Gupta.

Tiwari says he has not tried to imitate or match Rafi in the song but hopes audience like it.

"Every singer has his own way of singing. I have sung the song keeping in mind the fact that it talks about family where as the original was a romantic number. Comparing it with the original version would be wrong as I am nowhere next to the Rafi saab," said Tiwari.

The singer has previously worked in movies like 'Do Dooni Chaar' and 'Saheb, Biwi aur Gangstar'.

It was 'Khoob Ladi Mardani', a song that he composed on 'Rani Lakshmi Bai' that gave Tiwari a chance to sing in Mohit Suri's 'Aashiqui 2'.

"When 'Aashiqui' came I was only three. I never thought that there will be a remake and I will get a chance to sing in that movie," he said.

First Published: Thu, June 13 2013. 17:40 IST