Nadir Khayat, better known by his stage name RedOne, is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, who has collaborated with several Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and others. If you were to guess the one Bollywood actress he has worked with in the past, we know your answer would be the same as ours. It is of course none other than Priyanka Chopra, who has been making waves on the global front for a quite some time now. The three-time Grammy Award-winner was in India over the weekend to explore the opportunity of multiple projects including a film, live stage shows and artist collaborations. He recalled working with PeeCee and had great things to say about her.
"This visit of three days is my way to explore the opportunity and I have interacted with some of the talents here. Since I haven't zeroed down on the matter, I cannot take names. But I have got a positive response and people are interested in collaboration. My company, RedOne Production, plans to produce a film where India will be a big part of the narrative. I am also planning a few live stage shows besides artiste collaborations," RedOne said. "Being a Moroccan, we have grown up watching Indian cinema and listening to Indian music. I have watched legends as Amitabh Bachchan and, later Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. We see how they are adding value to a film, they are legends and in the business of entertainment for so long. And I know that.”
He reminisced about working with Priyanka on her singles In My City and Exotic. "When I met Priyanka, we connected instantly because there is a similarity between Indian and Moroccan culture. We are happy, open, and loud people. When I and Priyanka met, it was like two people from third world countries meeting each other! We chatted about food, weather and every other thing apart from music because those are equally important," he stated. "Since Priyanka was already a successful star in Bollywood, she was quite confident about the collaboration. She trusted me a lot. While everybody calls me RedOne, she would call me Nadir!"