Jack of all trades!
Tees Maar Khan director Farah Khan's husband has composed the flick's theme and title track.
Interestingly, crooner Sonu Niigaam has sung in 40 different voices for the title track. Adds the source, "There are male and female voices and many chorus singers and each voice belongs to Sonu. After the song was sung it was layered but no special effects were added. We recorded from 10 pm to 4 am and he recorded the song in six hours flat! Shirish wanted to take a break Sonu refused saying, 'toh phir bhoot utar jayega!' "
Says Shirish, "I sat in on the arrangements and decided on each and every instrument to be played. I chose to compose this song as it's the most challenging of all the tracks. It tells you about all the characters. It's also the first song our babies started hearing and for me that's very special."
A unit source says, "The title track was the first song they recorded. Farah and Akshay Kumar loved the song. When T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar heard it (he wasn't told who had scored the music), he loved it so much that he wanted Shirish's song to kick off the promotional music video campaign on October 15."
Bhushan confirms, "Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Rajviani have composed the other four tracks. I had few expectations with this track as Shirish is a new composer. But I was pleasantly surprised and very excited on hearing the track! Akshay and Farah were planning to start the first promo with Sheila Ki Jawani but I felt we should start with this one."
Shirish Kunder has become something of a do-it-yourself guy. He used to be an editor, graduated to being a writer, a director and after that, a producer. His latest reinvention of self sees him as a music composer and lyricist.