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Showman Subhash Ghai is known to do things in style. However, when it came to launching the music of his latest magnum-opus Yuvvraaj, the filmmaker preferred to have a more private musical (afternoon) gathering rather than a star-studded affair.
The music launch of Yuvvraaj, which took place on October 16) at a plush five-star hotel in Mumbai saw showman Subhash Ghai, music maestro A.R. Rahman, legendary lyricist Gulzar and playback singer Alka Yagnik in attendance. A.R. Rahman's mother who rarely attends film events unveiled the first CD and gave her blessings to the cast and crew of the film.
Yuvvraaj is a musical extravaganza with 9 soul-stirring tracks composed by Rahman and written by Gulzar. While Rahman and Mr. Ghai have worked together earlier in films like Taal and Kisna, this is the first time that Subhashji has worked with Gulzar.
Speaking on the occasion, an ecstatic Mr. Ghai said, "The experience has been fascinating, exciting, and unique which is one of the pleasures of working on a film with the celebrated music maestro, A. R. Rahman. This is the first time that I am working with Gulzar Saab and the process of creating music is all the more wonderful and joyous. Yuvvraaj needed a distinct sound, keeping in mind its contemporary look yet melodious compositions; it needed to be regal and grand in its composition but at the same time it needed to have a modern appeal, which these two magicians have wonderfully woven together effortlessly."
Music maestro A.R. Rahman also seemed pleased with his compositions and the way the songs have been filmed by Mr. Ghai. "It has always been a pleasure to associate with Subhashji on his projects. We worked on Taal, which gave me immense creative satisfaction as a composer and it was an honour that Yuvvraaj was offered to me. Working on the music of Yuvvraaj has been a creative challenge for me, as Subhashji has always been associated with melodious music and has a vast understanding about the subject. Once you have an artistic mind like Subhashji behind you I guess everything falls rightly in its place. Taal was a mega success and I see Yuvvraaj to be much bigger than that."
Bhushan Kumar of T-Series (on which the music of Yuvvraaj has been released) said, "The lethal combination of Subhash Ghai, A. R. Rahman, and Gulzar will completely mesmerize music lovers."
With a stellar cast comprising of Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Zayed Khan, this musical extravaganza is all set to create magic on Nov 21, 2008.