Music director duo Sachin Saanghvi and Jigar Saraiya have emerged as one of the best composers in Bollywood in recent years. They have proved their ­versatility with different genres and are riding high on success of songs such as Sun Saathiya, Bezubaan and Happy Birthday. But they are clear that they want to refrain from composing in films that have more than one composer.
“We’ve been incidentally pulled into these films, but the truth is we believe in composing a full album and always avoid doing just one song in a movie. We did Dance Basanti in Ungli last year only because of Karan Johar, ­otherwise we have been composing the entire soundtrack for films,” says Sachin.
They have also composed songs such as Babaji ki Booty (Go Goa Gone, 2013) and G Phaad Ke (Happy Ending, 2014), which have double meaning. Ask them if numbers like these ever gave them a tough time, and Jigar says, “There has been a change in our audience, our movies, our narratives, and even our day-to-day lifestyle. Somewhere, films and songs will always be a reflection of that change.” Sachin is quick to add, “We know you cannot go straight out and swear, but there can be songs about naughty feelings, and if there is a controversy attached with them, we would love that.”
As for their favourite music, Sachin says, “We don’t keep ourselves stuck on a particular genre, because as artists, we like to explore what everybody has to come up within the given space."