Thursday, June 28, 2007
Remember Aditya Datt, the young director of films like Aashiq Banaya Aapne and Dil Diya Hai? If we may remind you, he was the one who kick-started Himesh Reshammiya's singing career when the musician lent his voice for the first time in Aashiq Banaya Aapne.
There was no looking back for Himesh as his voice and music churned out hits by the dozen month over month. So when Aditya launched his third outing Good Luck, it was expected that Himesh would be a part of the show. However, it was surprising to see that it was going to be Anu Malik and not Himesh who would be composing for the film.
When we spoke to Aditya whether there was any fall-out between the two and he was quick to retort, "There was no particular reason why he is not doing the film. Himesh was concentrating on his acting career and I did not want his divided attention. That is why we went ahead with Anu Malik."
"I share a certain standard with Himesh but it is good to work with different people. I will definitely take him in my next film", he went onto add.
And what about Anu's music. "Anu Malik has done a great job. There are 5 tracks in the film. I always concentrate on melodies and he has given his best for my film."
Incidentally Anu Malik will be working with producer Keshu Ramsay after 10 long years. He last worked with the producer for Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Mr.&Mrs. Khiladi (1997). "It feels very good to be working with him again. His son Aryeman and the director Aditya Datt are very good and talented human beings."
So why the long break between the two? "There is nothing greater than God and time. People come and go but they come back because they respect my work."
And what about the music? "The music has potential to be a big hit", ends he.