The Straits Times
Published on Jan 02, 2013

Indian minister Kapil Sibal pens 'lovey-dovey' Bollywood song


MUMBAI (AFP) - India's communications minister, already a poet in his spare time, has found another outlet for his creative ambitions: penning a slushy love song for a new Bollywood film.

Despite his challenging role as a minister and government troubleshooter, Kapil Sibal took up an offer by actor-director Aditya Om for the film Bandook (Gun) and wrote four songs, one of which made it into the movie.

Mr Sibal's romantic number "showcases the pangs of separation of two lovers", Om told AFP.

"His exuberant knowledge of literature has enabled him to pen beautiful lovey-dovey lyrics," he added. The Hindi lines include: "romantic eyes, admire shyly, declare love silently".