Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Vinay Pathak, known for his off-beat roles, makes his singing debut with his forthcoming release 'Bheja Fry 2', which is a sequel to his 2007 hit comedy 'Bheja Fry'.
The song titled 'Oh Rahi Rahi' is based on the 1960s theme and is filmed entirely in black and white.
Vinay is not the first actor to sing. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, and Akshay Kumar are among others who have lent their voice to their films.
A source close to the actor said that Vinay, being a huge classical music fan, took inspiration from iconic yesteryear singers like Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, and Kishore Kumar while preparing for the song.
'Vinay was very kicked about the idea of singing in 'Bheja Fry 2' - his character Bharat Bhushan is a wannabe singer and hence the makers thought why not have a promotional song featuring and sung by Vinay.'
'Vinay is a big fan of old Hindi songs and would listen to classics from Mohammad Rafi, Mukeshji, and Kishore Kumar to prepare for his singing debut,' said the source.
Produced by Mukul Deora and directed by Sagar Ballery, 'Bheja Fry 2' also stars Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Suresh Menon and Amol Gupte and is set to hit theatres July 15.