Thursday, July 19, 2007
Lyricist Praveen Bharadwaj who has given lyrics to more than 100
films and 25 music albums has refused to do films with Mahesh Bhatt
with whom he had worked on many films at one point of time in his
career. One wonders why the fallout between the two despite
Bhardwaj wrote hit songs for Mahesh Bhatt's films like Gunaah,
Saaya and Inteha.
Praveen laments, "I charge a certain amount for my services. It
may look too high to some people, but those are my charges. After
the recording of Saaya, Mahesh Bhatt paid me an amount that cannot
be mentioned. I just refused the payment. Post that I wrote lyrics
for only one song each for his next two films. And both these songs
'Dil Chura Liya' from Saaya and 'Ab Humse Akela Raha Jaye Na' from
Inteha were hits."
Praveen claims he charges only second to Javed Akhtar.