Shankar?s song of success
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Shankar?s song of success

Shankar Mahadevan is upbeat about the music of Farhan Akhtar?s Lakshya, which he?s composed along with Ehsaan and Loy.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2004 16:01 IST

Nothing inspires Shankar Mahadevan more than hitting the right note in life. In an exclusive chat, the ace composer-singer reveals why the going is a heady musical adventure for him right now.

High On Live Shows: “Performing on stage is about sheer energy. You’re always the centre of focus. The flip side: There are no retakes. If you goof up, you’ve had it!”

New-Age Film Music Guru: “ I feel film music is going through a process of cleaning up right now. Listeners won’t accept rubbish any more. Ehsaan, Loy and I always strive to score tunes that let us get a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.”

The Indipop Chaos: “The bottomline is, Indian pop culture is still dominated by films. Film numbers are actually music videos for the screen featuring stars. So, Indipop too aims at catering songs meant to be seen, more than heard.”

Family First: “I’m a family man. In fact, I plan my work schedule around my family’s convenience. I’ve been married to Sangeeta for 11 years now (and known her for almost 21 years) and she’s my biggest critic as well as inspiration. My elder son, Siddharth, 10, has the makings of an excellent musician. He loves playing the flute. Shivam, 3, my younger son, is a good listener.”

First Published: Mar 29, 2004 15:21 IST