Award-winning lyricists Swanand Kirkire, Manoj Muntashir and Amitabh Bhattacharya will be gracing the Kapil Sharma Show this weekend. During their conversation with host Kapil Sharma, the lyricists pour in details about their journey and much more.
From their conversation we got to know Amitabh Bhattacharya, initially, used to write songs under a fictitious name.
When Kapil quizzed Amitabh about the same, he shared, “I had come here to become a singer and I felt that agar main lyrics mein apna naam dunga to kahin singing ka kaam milne se naa reh jaye. I am speaking about the late 90s when I had come here… but dheere dheere daur badla. People became more accepting and encouraging of talents that one had.”
Furthermore, he revealed an interesting incident about the chartbuster title song of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. But not many know how the song came about. It is written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, composed by Pritam, and sung by Arijit Singh.
It so happens that this song wasn’t even written until just before the presentation with the producer of the film.
Amitabh revealed on the show, “What happens with Pritam Da is that agar shaam ko 6 baje meeting hai, to wo kabhi kabhi paanch baje bhi dhun de dete hain… So, we had a meeting with Dharma, and I was constantly in touch with Pritam Da since morning – Dada shaam ko presentation dena hai, aap dhun dedo, mai kuch toh roughly likh lu. Till the last minute, he kept saying main kuch bana raha hu, maich kuch soch raha hu, main de raha hu, etc.
Finally, when we left for the meeting, and as we sat in the car, he (Pritam) gave me the dhun. And it was the title song of the film for which I was briefed that it had to have a lot of shiddat and more… from Oshiwara to Khar, I was sitting in the backseat of his (Pritam) car and just kept writing and luckily it all came in a flow. By the grace of God, it got approved as is too,” he added.