Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Image Source: IANS News
Mumbai, Jan 31 : Music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy may have delivered some of the finest soundtracks in Indian cinema, but like every artiste, they too witnessed a few instances when some of their best works didn’t connect with the audience.
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Music composers Shankarâ€”Ehsaanâ€”Loy may have delivered some of the finest soundtracks in Indian cinema, but like every artiste, they too witnessed a few instances when some of their best works didnâ€™t connect with the audience.
The composers shared how they move on when a project in which they put so much of their soul into doesnâ€™t get the recognition it deserves.
â€˜Mirzyaâ€™, the debut vehicle of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoorâ€™s son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, is one such album which despite its quality, failed to appeal to the sensibilities of the audience, which saw a certain shift owing to the arrival of 4G services in India when audio streaming services made in-roads in India.
Ehsaan Noorani, who has blessed Hindi music with some of his finest riffs on guitar, told IANS, â€œThe best thing one could do in such a situation is to move on. Being stuck not only clouds objectivity, but is also not a healthy choice for any artiste.”
Loy Mendonsa concurred with his teammate, saying: â€œYou drive without looking into the rear-view mirror. You get used to it. First few times, it did hurt but with time we learned to move on.”
Ehsaan said, â€œWe did a film after â€˜Dil Chahta Haiâ€™ called â€˜Ye Kya Ho Raha Hai?â€™.”
Shankar chimed in as he said, â€œYeah, it was a bad film.”
Ehsaan added, â€œIt didnâ€™t work. Thatâ€™s when Subhash Ghai told us, â€˜Now you will see some of your best songs sinking because of bad scripts’.”
The composers recently composed the music for the Netflix film â€˜The Archiesâ€™.