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Pritam is still coming to terms with the fact that after the huge success of the music, Jannat is doing wonders at the box office as well. "I couldn't believe it when I woke up to Saturday morning reports that Jannat was creating waves across the country", says Pritam with a sense of disbelief, "I mean, I did expect the film to take a decent opening considering the fact that there was good buzz about Jannat. However, smashing collections all over came as a pleasant surprise."
Continuing to be his modest self even as Jannat has turned out to be Pritam's second big success in a row this year after Race, Pritam adds, "I spoke to few other prominent people in the industry just to gauge how the overall feel for the film was and everyone was unanimous in declaring Jannat to be at the least HIT based on just it's initial. For a medium budget film like Jannat, the audience response has been mind-blowing."
Bhatts are all appreciating for Pritam's music for Jannat and have acknowledged the fact that his music played a huge role in the film's opening. Tell Pritam this and he says in a humble tone, "Somehow my combination with Bhatts has been working quite well now. Gangster, Woh Lamhe, Awarapan - where I mainly arranged the music - and now Jannat; I guess I am a part of a good phase out here."
After 2007, Pritam can now look forward to much more success coming his way in 2008 as well with number of prominent films lined up for release. While the biggest of all is undoubtedly Singh Is Kinng which has Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif coming together under the baton of Aneez Bazmee, he is also mixing it all up with an offbeat flick like Har Pall. Meanwhile, he would be going out and out commercial with Priyadarshan's Billo Barber (Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor) and Subhash Ghai's Hello Darling (Celina Jaitley, Gul Panag, Isha Koppikar) in months to come.