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Getting sporty with some music

music Updated: Jul 21, 2010 02:13 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times
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Music director Shamir Tandon is on cloud nine, thanks to his association with the Commonwealth Games.

“I am composing the music for the pre show to promote the sports prior to the CWG. We are a cricket friendly nation, but it’s important to generate awareness about other sports,” says Tandon.

Asked about the song’s lyrics, he replies, “It goes like khel khel mein khele jaayein, khelon ka utsav manayein. Bharat ki bhoomi par hoga khelon ka naya mahabharat. We wanted to have the sentiment of winning in the track as well as for it to be high on energy.

The music is rock-ish! That’s what youngsters really relate to and it gives a certain aggression to the track. We have used a lot of guitars and drums.”

The composer feels that having a singer like Shaan on board helped his casue. “Shaan is a mix of modern aggression and mellow Indianisation. We needed to give a patriotic and a sporty feeling simultaneously. Shaan fits in both genres.”

Given that it’s a song for the CWG, doesn’t he feel having someone like CM Sheila Dixit associated with it would help promote it better? “Certainly, but it’s the producers’ call to pitch it to the authorities and make it an official anthem,” he says.