Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who released the music of his upcoming Sci fi film "Ra.One" here Monday at a grand event, dedicated the album to late filmmaker Yash Johar and CEO of his company Red Chillies Entertainment Bobby Chawla.
Both Johar, who is filmmaker Karan Johar`s father, and Chawla, who is actress Juhi Chawla`s brother, were very close to SRK. While Johar breathed his last in June 2004, Chawla has been in coma since last year.
"When we started our company Red Chillies Entertainment, then the one who helped me start it and the one who gave me so much love, Yash Johar ji, I want to dedicate this album to him and also to Bobby, who is so close to me and who can`t be here today," Shah Rukh told reporters at the event.
The actor got the album released by Karan at the event, which was one of the most splendid music release events. Complete with a huge set at Film City and performances by Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, composers Vishal-Shekhar and Shah Rukh himself, the launch took place on a large scale and was very impressive.
"It`s true that one person my father loved and adored in this industry, was Shah Rukh and in his last days, he hads ome great memories with Shah Rukh. I know that wherever he is in this universe, he will bless Shah Rukh and `Ra.One with more love and success that anyone can imagine," said Karan.
"`Ra. One` I believe is the proudest Indian film ever made. In the past there hasn`t been a music launch like there has been tonight. It was great," he added.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, "Ra.One" is slated for a Diwali release. The music is scored by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani.
"This album is one of our best ever. It`s complete, it`s innovative, its hookyand yet beautiful. It`s grand in every respect, from the kind of songs we have on it, to the collaborations that feature on it, whether with Akon or the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. We hope everyone who hears it, will love this music as much as we do," said Shekhar.