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Pritam aan milo... Dhoom man speaks

No composer in this industry is why single me out? Says Pritam Chakraborty.

entertainment Updated: Jun 27, 2007 04:15 IST
Hindustan Times

Changes, changes and more changes is how I define today’s music biz. It’s a healthy mix of every genre for every kind of listener. Contrary to common perception, most composers today co-exist and even help out one another. If there’s competition, it’s healthy..

I made my way into this gorgeous world nearly seven years ago from Kolkata though I never thought that I could ever make it big here. In fact, I was preparing for my UPSC exams when I learnt about the Pune Film Institute. Then, my life changed.

As a composer, I started off with friend called Jeet. Eventually we decided to part ways..amicably. Bollywood, as people call it, is a fantastic training ground. It has taught me how not to get bogged down by any form of pressure.

Gossip items don’t trouble me anymore.. however nasty they are. I said I’m learning.. see I have. I’ve also been attacked with charges of plagiarism and misquoted on the subject on several occasions. Someone even stated in a press report that there was legal case against me.

Some media men and women go to the extent of looking up internet websites to find out where a tune of mine can be sourced. Some have even called me a deejay. Ha! All I will say that no composer in the industry is original.

So why single me out? Whatever the allegations and misquotes, my music makes everyone from an eight-year-old to an 80-year-old tap his feet, clap and dance. That pays for all the hard work I do. That’s all I work for.

And yes, I have no hesitation is saying that I do wish to own many, many awards. Autorickshawallas love me too.

First Published: Jun 27, 2007 04:03 IST

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