A Grammy win has suddenly put this boy from Bangalore in focus. Indian musician Ricky Kej says his wish list includes the likes of Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. He has expressed a desire to collaborate with these international music sensations.
"One big artiste, I would like to work with is Pharrell Williams. He is very versatile artist," said Kej.
Bengaluru-based musician Kej said Pharrell was versatile because he makes music in all genres and will be an interesting artiste to work with.
Kej said he would also like to team up with Zimmer, who composed music in The Lion King, 12 Years a Slave and Interstellar, because he can infuse Indian element into the American artiste's compositions.
"I would like to work with Hans Zimmer. He is the greatest movie composer right now. It would be amazing to bring in an India element to his compositions. So, I could bring that in," he said.Kej feels the Grammy award has encouraged him to make more non-film music.
"This award has encouraged me to make more non-film music because suddenly winning the biggest music award in the world makes me feel I am doing the right thing of making music from my heart, not from the director's," he said.
However, Kej said he is open to Bollywood.
"If Bollywood wants to use my existing music, I would love to give my existing music to be placed in the films," he said.
Asked if he has bagged any Hollywood offer post the recognition, Kej said "That is still going on. Hopefully, it will materialise at the end of this year."