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I actually never wanted to remake a song: Tanishk Bagchi

Tanishk Bagchi, the ‘Tamma tamma again’ (Badrinath Ki Dulhania) hit-maker, says that his success is because of his parents’ good karma; adds that he can learn a lot from remaking old songs.

music Updated: Apr 28, 2017 20:13 IST
Nikita Deb
Nikita Deb
Hindustan Times
Music composer Tanishk Bagchi says he loves the process of remaking old songs.
Music composer Tanishk Bagchi says he loves the process of remaking old songs.(HT Photo)

Tanishk Bagchi has had quite a filmy journey so far. He had never planned to get into music, let alone Bollywood music. He had in fact aspired to be a pilot but couldn’t pursue his dreams due to an injury and unwillingly came back to music as he felt he had a stronger hold on music than anything else. He also tells us that he has had a tough childhood, with his father staying away from home most of the time and his mother supporting his whole family by teaching music. Now, that he has become a popular name by composing music for songs such as ‘Banno’ (Tanu Weds Manu; 2013) and ‘Bolna’ (Kapoor And Sons; 2016), he says it was better when people didn’t know him.

“Once you become famous, people start talking about you, and there are a lot of responsibilities on your head. It’s good in a way but it’s also stressful,” says the ‘Tamma tamma again’ (Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya) hit-maker. He credits his success to his parents’ karma. Ask him if he always planned on remaking old songs and he strongly denies it. “I actually never wanted to do a remake, but I got the opportunity to make the music for ‘The humma song’ for Ok Jaanu and that is how I actually got into remaking a song.

Watch the full video of ‘The humma song’ here:

Remixes, earlier, would just be about changing the beats and making something that can be played in the club. But I didn’t want to do that. I made it a point that the song should not be spoiled by the beats,” he says. Ask the composer if he has a preferance when it comes to making original compositions or remaking old ones, and he says he enjoys both.

“While doing remixes, I get to know about a lot of musical notes that the legendary musicians have used earlier. Then I apply those learnings to my original compositions, so it helps,” explains Tanishk. For someone who grew up in Kolkata, he never considered Tollywood to make music in. “I felt that I should be more attached to the main scene instead of being part of the subdivision,” he says.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 20:10 IST

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