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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
His name might have been synonymous with his brother when the duo gave some of Indian cinema's best music. Lalit of Jatin-Lalit fame has come into his own now and has composed independently for a number of films.
What will be your first independent film you will be doing music for after your split with your brother?
I am doing a lot of films right now but I don't know which one will release first. There is My Name is Anthony Gonsalves directed by E Niwas. Then there is Mukesh Bhatt's Showbiz directed by Raju Khan and Vikram Bhatt's Sometimes Life Mein. One more project that I have is The Flag from a south producer Shrinivas. I will compose for most of them after the Shraddh period.
How was it composing all alone? Was the pressure higher?
No, I have always been doing that. When Jatin and I were together I composed the bulk of the songs. So there is no pressure, rather I enjoy composing alone.
Tell us something about the music of My Name is Anthony Gonsalves?
I would say that the tunes of the film are very fresh and youthful. This is an important film mainly because it is produced by T-Series and Shah Rukh Khan. Music is of prime importance for this film and there is a lot of pressure on me. But according to me the music of this film is good and will be a super-hit.
Will they have any title song? Any references to the song from Amar Akbar Anthony?
There is nothing as of now. However there is a theme song with the name Anthony in it. That has been recorded. If Bhushan Kumar would want a remix or a remake of the original song then I will do it.
Is it true that everyone at Red Chillies heard the songs?
Yes, everyone was there and heard it. Everyone was unanimously happy with the songs and enjoyed them completely.
How will you credits appear in the film - Lalit or Lalit Pandit?
Are you doing any other independent projects?
I am doing an album for Tips. The winners of the TV show Fame Gurukul will be in it. I have almost completed the album.
Any idea of what Jatin is working on independently?
I believe Jatin is doing an independent album. I think he has also started a studio in Dubai.
Will you guys ever come back together?
I don't see that happening.