- The orchestra cover version composed by Kris Bowers is the first Bollywood song for the Netflix period drama.
There is much anticipation and hype surrounding the second season of the Netflix period drama “Bridgerton.” With the March 25 premiere approaching, it has been revealed that the show’s new season will feature an orchestra cover version of the title track of Karan Johar’s “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” composed by Kris Bowers.
Released in 2001, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” was one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of its time. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, and Kareena Kapoor. The film’s original title track was composed by Jatin-Lalit with the lyrics penned by Sameer. It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
The series’ music supervisor, Justin Kamps told Tudum that the Bollywood film’s “beautiful” cover is the first for “Bridgerton” for which he’s “really excited about.”
The series showrunner Chris Van Dusen told Tudum that he “chose” the songs for specific reasons. “Each one is incredibly powerful and deeply emotional in its own special way. I always try many different songs for anyone scene before landing on the perfect one to use. This season, I couldn’t be more thrilled about our musical playlist.”
Apart from the Bollywood song, the upcoming season will also feature a cover version of Nirvana’s “Stay Away,” Madonna’s “Material Girl,” Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Robyn’s “Dancing on my own,” Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” Calvin Harris’s “How Deep is your love,” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”
Season 2 of “Bridgerton” introduces viewers to the Sharmas, the new family in the “ton.” Their daughter Kate, played by British Indian actress Simone Ashley, is Anthony Bridgerton’s romantic interest. Newly arriving in London, she is described as “a smart, headstrong young woman.” The Sharma clan also includes Lady Mary Sharma (Shelley Conn) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), who play Kate Sharma’s mother and sister respectively.
According to Deadline, Shondaland’s series based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels “continues to break conventions on race.” It adds that “Anthony’s love interest (named Kate Sheffield in Quinn’s novel) and her family were conceived by the series’ producing team as being of Indian descent in a continuation of the reimagined, multi-racial world of early 1800s London high society created in Season 1.”