What's in a name? That is exactly the question to describe Indian Film Industry's most talked about actor, Abhishek Bachchan. Call him AB's baby or Aishwarya's hubby, the man has built his own identity with film's like Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli and Guru, and with the career looking all bright and busy this summer, Abhishek is all set to Jhoom in his first big release on June 15. Are you ready too?
What do you think of the music of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom?
This is Shaad's second film with me and coming off a film like Bunty Aur Babli it's a great task to try and create an album which captures the flavour of the film, the madness and the flamboyance of the film and to try and outdo the previous album. I am really and fully convinced that after a lot of hard work put in by Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Shaad and Gulzar sahib, they have actually managed to completely outdo Bunty Aur Babli. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is by far one of the best albums I have ever heard in my life. It is so full of energy and is a perfect representation of what the film is about. It captures the madness the splendor, the attitude, the romance and just magnifies it a hundred folds. It's flawless.
Which is your favourite track in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom?
It being an album that is so good, it's very tough to choose. I love the song picturised on Preity and me -Bolna Halke Halke which is a romantic track. I think it's a wonderful song. It is also one of the few songs that have lower and slower tempo in the film while the others are highly energetic. So it's a welcome change. I also like the song because it is a melodious track which is beautifully sung, written and wonderfully picturised. Also obviously I am partial to the title track -Jhoom Barabar Jhoom just for its sheer energy and splendor.
How was it like working with Shankar Ehsaan Loy?
It never ceases to amaze me how they manage to come up with such great and diverse music every time. What is wonderful is how they work as a team. Individually they are great musicians -Shankar is a wonderful singer, Loy is a great pianist and Ehsaan plays guitar wonderfully and they play many other instruments as well. The synergy that they share is commendable. They come up with such tunes and tracks so normally. And the greatest thing is that whenever they work with Shaad I feel there is a middle path between the two- Shaad and them. They have a very serious, distinctive quality and sound to their music. The trio seems to forget this fact whenever they are working with Shaad and they create a new sound all together. Personally I think it's great to reinvent one self time and again. One really can't say enough of them. They are just fantastic and I am just very happy that they agreed to do the film and have come up with such a great soundtrack because it makes our job as actors so much easier.
The look of JBJ has been highly appreciated.
I would prefer not to call it 'the look of the film' but the attitude of the film. When you have Shaad as the captain of the ship, you know there's going to be oodles of attitude and a very distinctive style. I think Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is the most precise representation of what Shaad is like in real life. I think he gave everybody a peek through the window in Bunty Aur Babli about how mad and flamboyant he actually is and the genius that he is. And I think he truly has allowed everybody to look into his soul in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. It's Shaad Ali Sehgal all the way. It's totally his film and everything is owed to him in this film. He's responsible for every inch.