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Sound and virtue: Sajid-Wajid in a gabfest

They've finally hit the right note with Partner and Welcome and composers Sajid-Wajid hope they will have more such films this year as Riya V Anandwala chats with them.

music Updated: Jan 10, 2008 18:58 IST
Riya V Anandwala

They've finally hit the right note with

Partner

and

Welcome

and composers Sajid-Wajid hope they will have more such films this year:



Did you have any problems collaborating with Himesh Reshammiya and Anand Raj Anand on the

Welcome

score?


Sajid

: Initially, we were only working on the background score. But after watching the rushes, we thought we could contribute something more. So, we got cracking on the promotional tracks. Simultaneously, we worked on the remixing and packaging. There was no clash of ideas. Earlier, two of our songs had been incorporated in

Tere Naam

as well.



Wajid:

The film didn't have a title track at the outset. We proposed

Welcome

. I'm glad the song has been well utilised.



Do you prefer working on such multicomposer projects or would you rather go solo?


Wajid

: We don't usually like work ing with other composers but at times, it just happens.



Partner was quite a surprise packet .

Sajid

: We knew that the music of Partner would work but we didn't expect it to be such a rage. The response to

Soni de nakhre

was unbelieveable. And the credit goes to Salman Khan.


Wajid

: We've stopped expecting miracles. Whenever we have pinned our hopes high, we have come crashing down.



Has your bonding with Salman Khan helped you professionally?


Sajid:

There are only two people I love, Salman Khan and Wajid. Working with Salman has definitely helped us.


Wajid

: We are what we are today because of Salman Khan. We wouldn't have survived in the industry without him .



Does he contribute to your music?


Sajid

: Yes. Group effort works the best. He always gives us his inputs.



Do you plan to sing for other composers?


Sajid

: We need to get offers first.


Wajid

: I'm ready to experiment. Recently, Pritam offered me a track.



You've really had to wait for success to come your way.

Sajid

: Patience pays.


Wajid

: (Laughs) I agree. It's been a lot of hard work and a long wait. There were times when friends and family would enquire about how things were going. It was embarassing.



What kept the big banners away?


Sajid

: (Laughs) May be they couldn't afford us. But we are doing big ticket films now.



Wajid

: There was a time when colleagues would urge us to move to a different profession. They are still around.. so are we. That's life.

Have you ever thought of parting ways?
Wajid: We are brothers. There can never be ego clashes between us. Yes, we do take each other for granted at times, but it's fun. Sajid: One of us takes a decision and the other accepts it. My dad used to say, "Niyat saaf toh manzil aasan."

Who would you say is your biggest competitor today?
Sajid: We come from a family that doesn't believe in competition.
Wajid: We don't believe in wasting our time on such non-issues. We'd rather concentrate on what we do best.

You had promised Voice of India contestant Toshi Sabri a break in one of your upcoming projects. But you didn't record with him.
Sajid: Two days after the episode, we recorded with him for a big film. We've introduced a new voice in all our projects.

So, tell us what's in store this year?
Sajid: We are on a high. Hopefully, Atul Agnihotri's Hello will do as well as Welcome. There's also the Pokhri remake.
Wajid: You're forgetting Veer and Main aur Mrs Khanna. And yes, there's the Partner sequel, Carry on Partner.