The day it was announced that Himesh Reshammiya had gone through a surgery and added one more voice, not many were willing to believe it as truth. Quite a few scorned at the entire theory and went to the extent of calling it as a publicity stunt for his upcoming film Radio. However, quashing all rumours, Himesh went ahead and shot for a music video titled 'Mann Ka Radio' in (yes, you guessed it right) his new voice. We caught up with Isshaan Trivedi, film's director, who revealed more about the song and Himesh's new voice.
When asked if the filmmaker was thoroughly on board once it was decided that Himesh would go for a vocal surgery and develop a new voice, Isshaan replied, "No. It was before I started film with him. That's why in our initial music sittings, I was pleasantly shocked when I heard him for the first time in his new avtar."
Did Himesh's new voice drive the song or was the song such that it mandated Himesh to sing it in a different style? "I think it's both ways", he says after a pause, "When I heard Himesh's new voice, believe me it was a sensational experience. I think new voice of Himesh represents a very different spectrum of sensibilities. These are the sensibilities of our times and I believe it would be great to hear more of him when the full album releases. At the same time, Himesh has his evergreen magical voice too."
The song has been titled 'Mann Ka Radio' and a glimpse of the song and its music video has been made available too. So what really prompted the team of Radio to have a song like this being devised? "It philosophically and yet simply states the state of mind of Vivan Shah, RJ of a Radio FM channel at that particular point of story", he reveals, "In a way, Radio becomes the metaphor for his life."
Well, we look forward to what else does the team of Radio and especially Himesh have in store for the audiences. Touted to be yet another musical, the film has songs by Himesh in his new voice. If 'Mann Ka Radio' is any indication, listeners can really be expected to get further surprises as he makes a complete departure from his 'Aap Kaa Surroor' and 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' days.