Brett Lee and Asha Bhosle – You Are The One For Me

Australian pace bowler Brett Lee has joined up with Hindi singer Asha Bhosle in a music video that hit number four on the Indian charts in its first week. Lee plays the part of a blond Westerner attempting to win the heart of a Hindi speaking young woman in her office, singing and playing accoustic guitar. 74 year old Asha translates his English into Hindi and then teaches him to speak and sing Hindi himself.

Brett Lee You are the One for Me


Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Credits

You Are The One For Me was shot by director Abhishek Ashok Mehrotra and director of photography Sahil Kapoor.

The music video is part of a larger project, “Asha and Friends”, conceptualised by Shamir Tandon, CEO of Virgin Records India, and produced by wireless telephone network Mauj. Tandon first suggested to Asha Bhosle that they producer a collaboration album with well known singers. Asha put a little twist into the proposal by suggesting that they approach capable singers not publicly known for their talent.

Tandon says it was a huge challenge to create a balance between a legend like Asha and celebrities who were not regular singers. “But Asha’s choice of singers is fantastic, and the project has turned out very well,” he adds.

Asha Bhonsle said “I have been an avid Cricket fan, so naturally I know almost all cricket players. I knew Brett Lee could sing and strum. He’s young, goodlooking, intelligent and a singer,” she said.

Brett Lee You are the One for Me

Lee has been a member of Australian band Six & Out, a group of five New South Wales Blues first class cricketers. They recorded “Six & Out” and “Eleven” in 2000, along with “Can’t Bowl, Can’t Throw”, before releasing an album in 2002, “Bring It On!”.

Asha Bhosle is a prolific recording artist known for her work in the Bollywood industry. She has recorded more than 12,000 songs in 14 languages, and been involved in more than 900 films. Asha and her sister Lata Mangeshkar were immortalised in 1997 by British indie outfit, Cornershop, in the song Brimful of Asha.

Lee recorded the song in a gap between two Champions Trophy matches in Chandigarh and Mohali. The music video was filmed in his hotel. Lee told the Sydney Morning Herald, “We had a break in between games last year, so I wrote the lyrics in half an hour and we headed up to a studio in Mohali to record it. Then we hired a room in our hotel in Mumbai to shoot the video. I have been shooting commercials since I was 20, so it all came pretty naturally.”

The album, “Asha and Friends, Vol. 1″ has six tracks, two of which are remixes. Asha thought of Sanjay Dutt, well known Bollywood actor, after seeing him as Murli (Munna) Prasad Sharma in Munnabhai MBBS. Also involved were Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar and the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs from Zee TV.

1. Aapke Dil Mein – Asha Bhosle and Sanjay Dutt
2. Aapke Dil Mein (Dance Mix by Babli) – Asha Bhosle and Sanjay Dutt
3. Haan Main Tumhara Hoon – Asha Bhosle and Brett Lee
4. Haan Main Tumhara Hoon (Big Snare Mix by Anirban B) – Asha Bhosle and Brett Lee
5. Mehbooba Dilruba – Asha Bhosle and Urmila Matondkar
6. Zamane Mein Aaye Deewane Naye – Asha Bhosle and Zee Lil Champs

Lyrics for Haan Main Tumhaara Hoon by Brett Lee

Can you tell a girl you don’t know that you’re the one for me?
Do you walk right up or play it cool or simply let her be?
Can you tell a girl you don’t know that you’re the one for me?
Do you walk right up or play it cool or simply let her be?

I know I’m different, I’m not from here
I’m just another guy
With blond hair it’s hard to hide
I think I caught your eye.

Words in Hindi sung by Asha…

Jaao jaao jaao tum baatein yu banaao naa zara
main hindustani ladkii hu…sharmati hu zara

Jaao jaao jaao tum baatein yun banaao naa zara
main hindustani ladki hu…sharmati hu zara
Agar tumne socha tumne mere dil ko jeet liya
toh ek baar socho ohh buddhu aisaa kyun kiyaa

Please give me one chance
I know I’m not Indian
I promise I’ll make you laugh
I’ll even learn some Hindi
Do you like me yet? And can we call this fate?
I really like you girl
Can we go on just one date? (one date)

Jaldi jaldi jaldi jaldi bohut hai jaldi tum sab ladko ko
around the world tum ek se ho aur ho sabhi buddhu (What?)
Pehle dil mera jeet lo phir sochenge Brett Lee
Main aisi waisi naa hu
Main hu badee nakhrelii

Playing hard to get are we?
It’s time I went away…
But hold your breath
I don’t give up
I’m back again in May

Asha:
Peeche peeche peeche zara bhago tum main sochungii thoda
tum aate rahon tum jaate rahon shayad ban jaaye jodaa

Brett:
Shukriya
You had a chance and blew it now
as the sun goes down
and when night falls you’re by yourself
I am not around

Asha:
Oh please please please come back to me…
I really want you my love..
I really want you my love..
Kya tum mere ho
Kya mere hii rahogee
Jaise bhi ho tum
Kya waise hii rahogee

Lee finishes the song by singing to the young woman in Hindi…

Haan main tumhara hoon
Tumhara hii rahoonga
Haan main tumhara hoon
Tumhara hii rahoonga

Asha:
Kya tum mere ho?

Lee:
Of course

Haan main tumhara hoon
Tumhara hii rahoonga
Haan main tumhara hoon
Tumhara hii rahoonga
Haan main tumhara hoon
Tumharaaaaa hiiiiii rahoongaaaa

  • http://www.jorena.hi5.com rena

    lee u r gr8 muahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • lavanya

    i realli luv bret, hez grate, i met him 1nce hehe he’sbr brilliant.

    mari me bret!

    lawxx

  • Mamta

    Hey Brett,

    It was fantastic to hear you singing…more over in bollyhood… Hope to see you in many more albums…and All the best for your future!!!!!

    Cheers,
    Mamta

  • pramod

    Kya re lata apun ko tera gana pasand nai aaya. agar
    tum apun ke gati to pasand aata

  • Flaming galaa

    Honestly Brett. You don’t half look a drongo. What would Dennis Lillee say?

  • Tony

    What to say but Asha and Brett sang a fantstic song.

    Thanks to my friend Pinki in Toronto Canada whom played the song on her show. Being a blue eye, blonde hair guy too I found the song nice, funny and a cute ending. Should have more songs like this!

    Cheers, Tony

  • http://www.nytimes.com Rafael

    ERR 2

  • http://www.tagged.com/savita Sav

    This is a nice song! Brett Lee cud sing very well. :D

  • Ruchira

    It was a good experience to hear a hindi song from my favourite crickter, Brett Lee.
    I am really hoping to see him in bollywood.
    He sings very well. He is a very good fast bowler also. bye. Hope to see you one day.

  • http://www.yahoo.com milind

    Brett lee expert singing.
    I wish you would come to bollywood
    and my house.Nice bowling the fastest bowler
    congrats for winning the world cup.

  • appy

    i think brett is ok but maybe he should leave the singing 2 asha and just keep playing cricket 4 now
    just saying
    and i like #6: Zamane Mein Aaye Deewane Naye – Asha Bhosle and Zee Lil Champs
    its catchy

  • Esmarie

    This way – you make Hindi music universal for those of us who usually don’t understand the lyrics. The song’s beat is great for an evergreen crowd. Thanx for giving us access to your culture.

    Kindest regards

    An Afrikaans speaker from South Africa

  • reddy

    This was a very very good song- one of the best in the world

  • http://WWW.YAHOO.COM K M SOHAIL

    BRETT R GREAT

  • http://WWW.YAHOO.COM K M SOHAIL

    PLZ GO AND PALY LIKE A SINGER HAHAHAHAHAH

  • minthu

    Hi, brett lee. how are you? it is nice to hear your song very nice.
    your loving fan,
    minthu

  • Sherry

    The songs Great but are you like seriously considering post retirement plans in India? Even after the T20 WC and the OdI Series in India? What will your Paki fans think?

  • miilly

    luv ya loadz lee……………m ur die hard fan!muuuahhhhh…..

  • http://www.google.com Dania

    Da song rocked!!! I bought it only 4 Brett lee!!! luv ya!!!

  • Dania

    Brett Lee, luv ya a lot!!!! U r Da best!!! Luv ya stay happy……..alwayz……in prayers!!!!

  • bianca

    wow…… that is truley great to listen to darl……..fantasitic song….your are the best and i totally look up to you… your gorgeous with a great personality and you are sooooooo hot ……good luck with you music career i hope you go further.love bianca.

  • sonika

    SONG WAS OK
    GOOD TRY
    BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME

  • MONIKA PRANVEER

    HEY! BRETT LEE YOU ARE VERY VERY COOL AND U DID A GREAT JOB IN UR SONG WITH ASHA

    I WANT MORE AND MORE SONGS

  • Rahul

    lee u such born a star what could i say about u .
    u r just a fabulous singer, i hope u will sing with other indian singers later on.
    I like 2 see u again in music album with other singers.

  • http://brettlee mlee

    hi…… brett i realy realy love u so much. uknow u r my roll model i realy like ur style and whatever u do in field or somewhere else,everyday I pray to god for ur future and of course ur life i changed my name as Mlee i was very disappointed when u injured and not played in WC.then glad to see u in T20 with great come back keep it up brett.
    u know what the meaning of ur name BREATH in my life u r my breath eyery morning i wake-up to see ur picture and wish u good morning n at night i wishing u gud n9it to see ur photo
    in and of this msg i wish u gud luck and plz don’t b injured again GOD BLESS U and LOVE U oh yes congrats 4 ur MAN OF THE MATCH in test match agints sri lanka.i m waitinng ur movie and urs new album baye….

  • http://brettlee mlee

    hi brett belated happy b’day and plz plz plz wish happy b’day to ur son on 17th nov if i m right i’ll see u match againts india i hope u’ll win 1more MAN OF MATCH IN THAT SERIES “BEST OF LUCK” LOVE U.

  • meenal

    hey
    wassup brett
    good goin man!
    best luck 4 future

  • sugu

    brett you look toooooo cool and dam dam dam cute .
    luv you.
    you are great.
    byeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  • Shirley and Judy (Trinidad, W.I.)

    Love the song!
    Love the cricket!
    Good luck in your career as a cricketer and as a performer.
    How about taking up dancing now? (smile)

    Lots of love and best wishes for 2008.
    Hope to see you in the West Indies next year

  • sanya

    hi brett lee i love u

  • isha

    hi………dis is ISHA from INDIA….
    I LIKE U VERY MUCH.

  • http://baggygreen sean

    hey brett its me sean well my dream is to meet u my brother he got a brother name shannon and u went to his party long ago and went to skool with him i hope u no in sa i live in whyalla could u bring the hole team down on sep 6 if not send me to tikets for family please i like singin i love ur song gilly umm can u send me ur pink gloves for the cancer thing not urs but i will like to get a pair my mum hates cricket so thats y my dream wont come to or if u dont come on sep 6 thats my birthday umm come to fisk street primary please the hole team and if u want i can be unpire 4 ur game all play wen im 16 for the australia i play cricket for the roopeena footbal club ur brother shane i want him to come and im not beenin picky i love u so much i treat u as my brother people call me scanners its my nick name so see u soon bro

  • aakanksha

    hiii BRETT
    U r really a great baller & singer too . i luv to listen ur song . i luv u so much . i luv ur style ur smile & ur hair style . ur dam am dam cute and my favrite player . my dream is to meet u . keep smiling
    best of luck for ur future and lots of best wishes.
    byeee!!!!!!!!!

  • emily

    hes great great great multi person

  • Katrina

    hi brett! this is katrina,i really luved that song of your`s-“YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME”
    Plus you played very well in triagular series against
    India
    I luv you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • barbie

    u are sooooooooooo……cute..that i love .plz be mine…….
    & always smile bcoz u look handsome….

  • Katrina

    I luv you brett !!!!!!!!!!!
    i really die on u. leave elizabeth and marry me

  • Katrina

    Brett i and BARBIE are your great fans since 7 grade
    i bet, you will never have a FAN as me

  • http://Yahoo Aryan

    I liked your bowling,still you lost.
    TOUGH BREAK MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aryan

    You are my favourite criket player. You are the heartthob of youngsters.

  • http://google sonal sharma

    hi!this is Sonal from India.I know u admire India a lot.The same way I love you very much.Am a diehard fan of yours.You are soooooo
    good looking.GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

  • http://yahoo Katrina

    Brett when are you going to come to india .
    i am dying to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Manerva

    BRETT LEE IS MY GOD

  • Katrina

    you are the one for me

  • LAVANYA

    hey this is lavanya.lee’s not only good looking but also an amazing singer.i am a great fan of lee.i hope to meet him in future

  • HARSHITA SHARMA

    CAN U PLEASE MAKE THE VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE FREE AGAIN? I HAVE BEEN DYING TO SEE IT.

  • http://yahoo Katrina

    Brett i am too sorry for you that your team
    lost

  • http://Rediff.com Timxena

    Hey Brett, U are a wonderful man. Try to be on the top pf the world!!!!!!!!!!

  • khiradi

    sir, you are just fantastic.we all your fans pray that you be always on the top.and to comment on you is impossible for us.

  • Bhawna

    hiii brett!!!!!!!!
    m a biiigtm fan of urs!! u’re an amazin phenomenon 2 hv graced dis world.. :) :)
    luv u soooooooooooooo much!!!! a warm hug 4m me.. :) :)
    u’re incredibly gud lookin, sooo v down 2 earth despite bein da best,ba family man,bwarm,luvin n friendly…..n soo much more!! :)
    m 4m india n my ultimate wish is 2 meet u 1 day, so m ol da more glad 4 ur passion 4 india.. :)
    wel, i cn write pages n books f letters 2 u..hopin 2 meet u sum day.. :)
    live life, luv life!! god bless u!!!! :)
    love u loads!!!! :) :)