Mumbai: Ashmit Patel is back from the dead… almost. After a long sabbatical, the dude is returning – this time with a song which exposes his life thread bare.
Be it his times with Murder co-star Mallika Sherawat, his efforts to pull his family back together, or the scandalous MMS which rocked his life and took away his love, Ashmit has poured his heart out – all in a song.
Yes! The actor has turned singer, with a single to be released on the Internet this week. But mind you, he is no Devdas! Having completed a video for the song, Ashmit is ‘rapping’ away his pain.
A sneak-peak at a stanza of the Hinglish lyrics reveals the actors trauma and his belated, yet confident attempt to finally face the past.
“Poochte hain log hamesha ye sawaal,
Kahan tha, kya kar raha tha, main itne saal,
Something or the other just kept falling out of place,
A leaked MMS, blame and shame, slapped on my face…”
When asked about the song, Ashmit gets reflective. “I’ve been through a lot of pain and I was always judged for my silence. They say, if you relive your past, you deal with it. This song and its upcoming video is actually a medium for me to express my true self, be it creatively or emotionally,” says the actor, as if, trying to find that elusive light at the end of a dark tunnel.
He makes it a point to add, “I’m not giving up. In fact, I’m more determined than ever, to be proactive and fight back. The song marks a new beginning for me and God willing, you’ll see a lot more of me soon”.
For the musical foray, Ashmit’s teamed up with IshQ Bector, the mad-max music import from Canada providing the composition, while the video is being directed by Anubhav Anand (of ‘Perfect Mismatch’ fame), with lyrics penned by Anubhav, Ashmit and Sonny Ravan.
Apart from this, the actor is gung-ho about two of his forthcoming movies ‘The Flag’ and an international flick called ‘Florida Road’, which are scheduled for release early next year.
Now let’s see if the debonair manages a smooth second coming!