Ahead of India’s 70th Independence day on August 15, Apple is celebrating the national day of pride with a hint of Bollywood. Apple has introduced the Freedom Series on iTunes, which showcases Indian artists like Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Farah Khan and Salim-Sulaiman sharing movies and music that changed their life and set them free. All these artist have shared a list of their hand-picked movies and music that they want their fans to know and see.
Every Freedom Series of these artists have movies and music listed under four categories, ‘The Film that set me free’, ‘The Music That Set Me Free’, ‘The Music That Set Me Free’ and ‘My Music You Need to Hear’, and every movie and song is followed by why they are important or special to them. Each series of the artists also gives a link to the personalized playlist of these artists.
Actress Alia Bhatt lists Zoya Akhtar’s 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams as the film and music that set her free. She recommends her own 2016 film Kapoor & Sons as the one her fans must see and the title song of Udta Punjab as the song from her movie she wants her fans to hear.
Director and producer Karan Johar says Yash Chopra’s 1976 Kabhi Kabhie is the one that set him free and the title song from the same movie is what remains his favorite. He recommends his film Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and the title song of Kal Ho Na Ho, as the one he wants his fans to watch and listen to.
Choreographer-turned-director, Farah Khan’s Freedom Series lists her own film Main Hoon Na as the movie that set her free, and Hare Rama Hare Krishna as the song she absolutely loves. She suggests her film Om Shanti Om and the title song of Main Hoon Na for her fans.
Famous Indian music composer duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant recommend their music from Chak De! India and Kurbaan that their fans must give a listen to. The two list the Hollywood film Independence Day and the soundtrack of Black Hawk Down as the ones that set them free.
All the songs and movies shared by these artists in Freedom Series are listed with their price tags, so users can directly purchase the suggestions from their favorite artists from the lists.