Boman Irani creates his version of the Hollywood classic song, Over The Rainbow

As the city gradually embraced the new normal following months of national lockdown, uncertainties continue to be a part of the narrative. At such a time, Boman Irani has taken the step to display one of his lesser-known talents to infuse people with hope. The actor has created his own rendition of Over The Rainbow, originally sung by Judy Garland in the film, The Wizard Of Oz (1939). Boman was joined by a group of girls from a choir, who not only lent their voices to the track, but also became a part of the video that was shot remotely in each of their homes. The vocals were recorded in a similar manner. Danesh and Nariman Khambata, who create musical content for the girls’ choir, worked on the technical aspects of the song. Boman, who actively works with an NGO, reached out to its children and requested them to interpret the song in the form of artwork, which has formed a big part of the video. Boman, who will be seen in Kabir Khan’s 83, says, “When I heard these girls, I was bowled over by their talent. I wanted to sing with them. The kids from the NGO sent me pictures of their paintings that interpreted this song so beautifully. It’s a classic that I have been singing since I was a kid. The reason I chose to create a version of this song is that it’s so full of hope.”

He adds, “I have collaborated with kids on this song only because they are all about hope. They see a happy and a colourful world around themselves. The kids are so artistic with the way they see things. When you talk about going over the rainbow, you can only think of children who can make it happen.”