Composer-singer Jeet Gannguli is one of those rare musicians who are equally proficient in Indian as well as western music. "Indian classical music is in my blood. I have grown up singing Rabindra Sangeet. And when I was 16, I started training in jazz," says Jeet, whose latest Bollywood outing is Hamari Adhuri Kahani (HAK).
Talking about his journey in Bollywood, the composer says, "Mukesh Bhatt (producer) is my godfather. After Blood Money (2012), my compositions in Aashiqui 2 (2013), Youngistaan (2014) and CityLights (2014) made me popular. And HAK has been one of my favourite projects." Elaborating on what makes HAK such an "intense" experience, he says, "Mukeshji told me the songs should do justice to the film's intense theme. He wanted me to make a track that had longevity, and when he heard 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani', he was so touched that he cried."
A successful composer, Jeet is also a hit singer. "Singing is my passion, and the process of making music is also thrilling. When I recorded the title song Hamari Adhuri Kahani in my voice, Shaanjeet from Sony Music and Mahesh Bhatt (filmmaker) saab felt that the track should be retained in the soundtrack of the film," says Jeet.
Although he loves to perform at concerts, the composer-singer says that Bollywood music keeps him too busy to perform live. "I have grown up singing at concerts. But now I hardly get the time. I also want to start work on a solo projects," he says.