This podcast episode features the incredible Music composer duo of India – Vishal & Shekhar, the genius behind the soundtrack of countless blockbusters like Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Om Shanti Om, Dostana, Student of the Year, Chennai Express and now WAR.
They talk about the entire experience of creating a soundtrack, their personal views and opinions about the ‘Remix’ trend in Bollywood and the approach or the attitude while working in the field of music. They also share tips and a heartfelt message for all the workaholics, citing examples from their personal life. (‘Stressing on maintaining ‘work-life balance’) It’s fun to hear them break into a song, as they confess,“Shekhar & I never work. We are always making Music.”
Here are some excerpts from the conversation-
Vishal & Shekhar on their Creative Discipline:
Vishal says, “I have no discipline. Shekhar is disciplined though.” Shekhar talks about how over the years, he has now become slightly more disciplined in terms of what he eats and his schedule and overall being aware about his fitness.”
Vishal Dadlani confesses, “The truth is that I don’t know anything about music so if you do find a Guru, then do let me know.”
This he speaks in the context of an incident, singer Aditi Singh Sharma recalls in one of the episodes of this Podcast, wherein she says, how once she asked Vishal to recommend a Music Guru to her, to which he said these lines, “Maine nahin seekha toh tumhe mil jaaye toh mujhe zaroor bata dena.”
Vishal believes in having fun with your art, in this case, ‘music’. In his words, “Shekhar & I, never work. We only make music, 24x7. But it’s not work for us.”
Shekhar Rajviani shares a special message in this podcast, saying, “While it’s great to have that passion and hard work, never sacrifice your ‘family-time’ over your work. Having a good ‘work-life’ balance is the key to happiness. Don’t slog yourselves for hours and miss those precious moments of being with your family and loved ones.”
Vishal & Shekhar talk about their wonderful chemistry with Director Siddharth Anand, with whom they have worked on several successful projects in the past like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Anjaana Anjaani, Salaam Namaste, Bang Bang and now the Hrithik-Tiger movie ‘War’.
Shekhar says he bosses us too much and gives orders. “Unfortunately, my house is next to his building so I really can’t avoid him”.
He of course says this jokingly and in all jest. They talk about their entire experience of working with Siddharth and his style of work and how much they spend time together, not just work-wise but also travel together, with their families and that bond just reflects in their work.
Vishal Shekar on Arijit Singh & Shilpa Rao
While talking about the song ‘Ghungroo’ from WAR that broke exclusively on 9XM & 9X Tashan (the Official Music channel partners of War), Vishal & Shekhar talk about how Arijit Singh is unlike whatever his image is in the heads of fans, as a singer of only ‘lovelorn’, ‘tragic’, ‘heart-break’ kind of songs. He is extremely funny and cracks jokes, at the studio, while recording and is fun to work with. Also the fact, that they have always experimented with his voice and style, right from the iconic song ‘Dua’ (Shanghai) to ‘Nashe si chadh gayi’ (Befikre) to ��Ghungroo’ (War)
Arijit sounds different whenever he has sung for Vishal & Shekhar’s compositions.
Talking about the brilliance of the singer Shilpa Rao, who has sung ‘Ghungroo’ (War) and many of their earlier chartbusters like the award-winning ‘Khuda Jaane’ (Bachna Ae Haseeno) or ‘Meherbaan’ (Bang Bang), Vishal & Shekhar appreciate about her unique voice quality or ‘texture’ and how that makes her their favourite choice always.
Vishal & Shekhar on the Podcast
They appreciated the fact that 9XM has launched this kind of a Podcast series where budding artists can get to know and be inspired by the stories of musicians. 9XM SoundcastE being the Podcast where #musicinspires. Every week, Host Eva Bhatt, head of Bollywood Content & Podcasts at 9X Media, meets & interacts with some of the most creative minds of our Music industry to find out their Creative Discipline. You can listen to a brand new episode, every Tuesday on your favourite Audio streaming app. This Podcast is available across all leading platforms such as IVM Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, Podchaser etc.
Also, the star-cast of the movie WAR, Hrithik Roshan & Vaani Kapoor have given a special message for Vishal & Shekhar and about this Podcast. A kool surprise for the listeners, indeed.
9XM is also the official music channel partner of their latest project – WAR, produced by Yash Raj Films & directed by Siddharth Anand.
P.S. The episode has a sweet surprise for the listeners!
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