JAKARTA: The charm of the big screen has lured popular singer Iwan Fals to play a role in Kekasih (Lover), a new romantic film directed by Wisnu Adi.
In the film, the singer of "Bento" and "Umar Bakri" fame plays a musician-singer, belting out the film's soundtrack "Aku Milikmu" (I'm Yours) by Pongky Jikustik.
"Earlier, I agreed only to sing the song but when I saw the film's trailer, I became interested in playing a role. I think this film has a good story to tell," Iwan told Antara.
He said the film, which will hit theaters April 3, was different from other local films.
"It's a romantic drama but presented in a way that touches my heart," said the musician, who previously starred in Damai Kami Sepanjang Hari (Our Peaceful Day) and Kantata Takwa back in 1980s. Kantata Takwa is the name of a Jakarta band made popular during the 1970s.
Iwan said he felt awkward on the first few days of shooting and acting in front of the camera again. But he soon got over it.
"Come to think of it, it's not too different from making a video clip," he said. -- JP