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All Bollywood songs sound the same: Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Grammmy award winning Hindustani classical musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt says that all the songs in Bollywood films sound the same and lack melody.

music Updated: Dec 14, 2011 19:15 IST

Grammmy award winning Hindustani classical musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt says that all the songs in Bollywood films sound the same and lack melody.

"All songs sound the same now. The songs are influenced by western beats, disco. Film music is all about dancing now. There is no melody," Bhatt told PTI.

The 61-year-old world renowned Mohan veena player, who has worked with for movies with AR Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj and Aadesh Shrivastava, said that he would love to make music for films but sadly there is hardly any scope for classical music in Bollywood projects.

"There is no place for classical music in films. I would love to work in films. But it depends on the kind of cinema. The quality of films have changed, they are frivolous and full of slang. Classical music does not fit in the films.
"But there are composers like AR Rahman who value classical music. He called me for 'Lagaan' and 'Sathiyaa'. I also worked with Vishal Bhardwaj and Aadesh Shrivastava," he said.

The Padma Shri awardee has also made music for upcoming Indo-Chinese feature film 'The Desire' starring Shilpa Shetty.

"I have given the music for Shilpa Shetty's film 'The Desire'. I even won an award at the New Jersey film festival as well as New York and Germany film festivals," he said.

Bhatt attracted international attention by his successful indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod and veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape and by adding 14 more strings.

He said that he wanted to create such an instrument that was a hybrid of the West and the East and could become part of Indian classical music scene, hence the birth of Mohan veena.