Taking a dig at Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly’s song’s lyrics, music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy say they would never make music along the lines of the controversial Bhaag DK Bose... Shankar says, “The song is vulgar. I feel that musically, it’s not our taste.” Ehsaan adds, “We work with people like Gulzar and Javed saab, and they wont write something like that.”
The film songs, a rage now, have got a mixed response from music composers and fans alike. Earlier, RA.One director Anubhav Sinha too, had taken a dig at Delly Belly’s music composer Ram Sampath saying there was too much profanity used in the song with words like “D K Bose…” (on loop) and that he wouldn’t like his son to hear it. Sinha said song was “unfit on moral grounds and unsuitable for children.” Producer Kiran Rao had retorted saying D K Bose is just a name like Sheila and Munni.
However, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who have previously worked with Aamir in films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Taare Zameen Par (2007), are in no mood to take sides and offend the actor. Shankar says, “We have heard the script of Delhi Belly. And because it’s a crazy film, this song, in the film’s context, may not be that offensive. If you think this is cheesy and vulgar, wait and watch the film. It’s not for children.”
Ehsaan adds, “ It’s just obscene language and the song is an extension to that, so it fits well I guess. But we won’t make a song like that.” He adds that all his forthcoming films, West is West, Don 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Aarakshan have soulful music. He says, “West is West has a rural ethnic flavour in songs Mera Saiyaan… and Numaisha Mohabbatan…" These are very Punjabi sounding earthy songs for which we have got Pakistani Sufi artist Saeen Zahoor to record live during shooting and collaborated with British music composer Rob Lane who has done the background music for the film.