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Ismail Darbar snubbed?

Producers of the soon-to-air show on an Indian epic seem to be promoting music composer duo Ajay-Atul’s work more than Darbar’s.

tv Updated: Aug 26, 2013 13:56 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
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The makers of the upcoming big-budget TV show Mahabharat are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it creates the right buzz. Producer Sidharth Kumar Tewary went as far as roping in not just one but two veteran composers for the project. While Ajay-Atul, who reign the Marathi film music circuit, have composed the title track of the series, Ismail Darbar has scored the theme music for all the prominent characters and the war scenes.

According to a source, a video showing the making of the serial, which will release soon, shows only Ajay-Atul. Ask Ismail about whether he is being sidelined and he says, “I’ve no idea about this. I’ve done my work well and it’ll speak for itself. If they don’t want to advertise my name, it’s their choice. I’m not upset or sad about it.” He adds, “I haven’t been in touch with the makers for the last six months. I wasn’t even aware that Ajay-Atul have composed for the show. But such things don’t affect me. I’ve given Mahabharat a new standard; I’ve worked really hard on it.”

The insider adds that there were some creative differences between Ismail and the production team.“I don’t let people interfere in my work no matter who it is. Ismail Darbar will remain Ismail Darbar; nothing can affect him,” he says.

On being contacted, Tewary says, “I’m not aware of this. We had given the (job of producing the) making of the show to a third party.”