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'Aitraaz' music on Sony editorial

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The music rights of Mukta Arts' latest venture Aitraaz has been acquired by Sony Music. This is the first time Sony Music has taken the prestigious music rights of a Mukta Arts film. Also, this deal represents the first deal done by the label post the global merger of Sony Music with the Bertlesmann Music Group (BMG). The new company, once all legal formalities have completed, will be the largest music company in the world taking over from Universal Music. Aitraaz has been directed by ace duo, Abbas-Mustaan and stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Amrish Puri. Hit music director Himesh Reshammaiya has scored a sizzling soundtrack for the film to reflect the bold tone of the movie. Presented by Subhash Ghai, the music of the film is tentatively scheduled for release on September 12th.

"We are extremely proud to be associated with a company like Mukta Arts" said Shridhar Subramanium, Managing Director of Sony Music. "Mukta Arts has an outstanding track record of delivering music that really appeals to the audience and we are sure that 'Aitraaz' will be no different. It has taken a long time for our two reputed organizations to come together on a music deal, and I am delighted to say that this should be the start of a long lasting relationship."

"It is great that this deal has become a landmark in terms of being the first deal post the global Sony-BMG merger. We hope the music will go on to be a landmark as well" said Subhash Ghai, Chairman and Managing Director of Mukta Arts. "Abbas-Mustaan have once again delivered a great film and Himesh has done us proud by providing fabulous tracks to fully complement the film. I am very pleased with the project as a whole."

"It is important for a company like Mukta Arts to be associated with a large music major, and hence I am thrilled we have managed to do this deal with Sony", said Ravi Gupta, CEO Mukta Arts. "They are well known for their transparent dealings and their worldwide clout will give them as good a chance of curbing the piracy menace that is destroying the music industry as anyone in the business. This is a great association and one we hope which will continue for a long time to come."

'Aitraaz' can be termed as a 'social thriller'. A story where certain elements delve into today's fast paced life. The compromises that today's aggressive atmosphere demands to fulfill ones ambitions, and the consequences one has to face after achieving one's dreams forms the core of the story.

The film revolves around three central characters and their relationships. Raj Malhotra, who is an executive in a multinational company, his wife Priya, who has given up the practice of law since getting married and Sonia Sharma, an aspiring model with very high ambitions.

The film is to be released on November 12th.


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