A song by musical trio - Meet Bros Anjjan - seems to have become a must-have for Bollywood filmmakers to ensure that their films make plenty of buzz. Their latest song to top the charts is Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan from the upcoming film Roy, starring Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez. The trio is renowned for their recent hits, like Hangover from Kick and Beparwah from Baby.
Meet Bros Manmeet and Harmeet Singh, who have been working in the industry for a while now, attribute their newfound success to God's blessings. "We are overwhelmed by the response of our listeners," says Harmeet. The composers love doing singles. Harmeet says, "Our focus is on live shows, so one song a film allows us to do quality work. The audience's response also reinforces our belief. It is a win-win situation. The producers and audience, both are happy."
It's surprising that the trio, which was readying for an award show, has been nominated for Hangover and not Baby Doll. Harmeet says, "Baby Doll's popularity is unparalleled. It is the most downloaded song in India. So many cover versions were made. It created waves in countries where Hindi songs had never been heard or sung before. So it is surprising that we haven't been nominated for it. But no complains, because they all are like our babies."
About choosing Kanika Kapoor, who sang Baby Doll as well as Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, Manmeet says, "We noticed Kanika in London and launched her in Bollywood. She is very hardworking and passionate. Most of our songs have been sung by new singers, we like experimenting with new voices and textures. We showed the audience a new side of Salman Khan, when he sang the song Hangover."
This year, the group plans to release 40 songs. So, what's the secret to their success? Harmeet says, "Nothing but destiny. We've worked hard, and now that it has happened, it's like a miracle. We make music from heart, and it touches the audience's hearts." The third partner, Anjjan adds, "There is no rule that binds us to work together. We are free souls, and that freedom keeps us going."