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Subhash Ghai turns composer, signs Mika for his first song

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 22, 2014
First Published: 12:52 IST(22/3/2014) | Last Updated: 12:57 IST(22/3/2014)

Having proved his mettle as a filmmaker, Subhash Ghai has now, for the first time, composed and penned a song.

“We had practically completed the album, but there was a situation that we had to introduce. We had a little time, so I composed a groove and wrote the lyrics in 20 minutes. The song was then mixed and ready in two hours,” says Ghai.

Ghai reveals that after the song was composed, his unit unanimously decided that Mika should sing it. The singer says that when Ghai approached him, he couldn’t believe that the filmmaker chose him for his first-ever composition.

“I didn’t charge for this song. No price can match this love and blessings. It’s a big thing for me that I sang his first-composed song. I even shot for the video,” says Mika.

Since Mika refused to accept any fee, Ghai decided to give the money to an NGO run by the singer.

“Mika messaged that he won’t be taking any money. It was very nice of him to show so much respect towards a senior. I didn’t pay him, but sent him a cheque for his NGO,” says Ghai.

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