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Himesh Reshammiya's father turns composer

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It's all in the family or so Himesh Reshammiya would like to believe. Now the music director-turned singer-turned-actor's father Vipin Reshammiya has composed a song for Himesh's next film Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke.

Says Himesh, "My father was the first person to introduce electronic instruments in India and was a leading musician with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, RD Burman, Shankar-Jaikishen. Above all, dad is the backbone of my success. He will now be composing one of the eight songs that will be part of the film"s soundtrack."

The song Vipin Reshammiya has composed for MMKNDMMK is one that he had composed 30 years ago. Says Himesh, "It's a mind-blowing melody which dad had never used anywhere. Recently, when I heard it I thought it sounded as fresh as ever and wanted to use it for MMKNDMMK."

It's a very contemporary fusion number for the film so I asked dad if I could use the tune for my film and whether he would mind it being orchestrated in a modern manner as the music of MMKNDMMK is young. Dad said that he had introduced electronic instruments in an innovative manner instead of recording it with live musicians. He added that if I was unconventional it was because of his genes.

I was thrilled when I heard this because I am super sure this melody will work for generation next in a big way." Himesh adds that this will be the first time he's going to use someone else"s tune. "I am very proud of it as it's my dad's. He is my guru, my God and I can't do without him."

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