Ed Sheeran wants to collaborate with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan on a song.
The ‘Perfect’ singer has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars including Taylor Swift and James Blunt but has revealed his aspirations to team up with the ‘Dilwale’ actor after experiencing Indian culture on tour in India.
He said: “I have seen Bollywood films such as ‘2 States’, heard some songs and seen some actors. I would love to do something in Bollywood … Maybe with Shah Rukh Khan. It will be something in their (Bollywood) style.”
The 26-year-old singer/songwriter is a hugely popular in the country and can’t understand why there are so many Hindi versions of his songs when they have such great pop stars themselves.
He told the Press Trust of India: “There’s a lot of versions, I embrace it all. I wonder why people are interested in my music. There is so much great Hindi music here, so I wonder why would they like to hear anything else?”
Meanwhile, the ‘Castle on the Hill’ hitmaker is wanted for an Arabic bi-lingual song by ‘The Voice France’ semi-finalist Anthony Touma.
The 25-year-old singer is originally from Lebanon and would love his song ‘Walk Away’, which currently has over 130,000 views on YouTube, to be re-released with two languages like ‘Despacito’, and his dream is to see the ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker record his English vocals on an Arabic version.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Anthony said: “I am considering a remix for ‘Walk Away’ and maybe a Latin artist or French artist on ‘Walk Away’. We are looking at a version with two languages and I would try one of my songs on the album with some Arabic to let people get to know my country a little bit better. I’d like to hear it in a pop setting.
I would love to hear what Ed Sheeran would sound like on an Arabic song, but I think he’s too busy for me now. Maybe in a couple of years.”