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Jo Tere... an official remake

Composer Jeet Ganguly is also making music for Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi, Bhatts acquire rights of his popular Bengali songs.

music Updated: Mar 28, 2012 12:41 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
Jeet Ganguly,Blood Money,HT Cafe

Bengali music composer Jeet Ganguly is set to make a new beginning in Bollywood with Vishesh Film’s Blood Money. He admits that the film’s hit track Jo Tere Sang is an official remake of his Bengali track, Khujechhi Toke Raat Beraate from the film Josh (2010).

He says, “Mukeshji (Bhatt) loved my song Oh My Love and asked the music director to tell me to get in touch with him. I sang a few Bengali songs, and he instantly liked this one. He said that he wanted to give it Hindi lyrics and use it in Blood Money.”

Prod him whether the rights of the song belonged to him to pass it on to the Bhatts, and he reveals, “Producer Shrikant Mohta of Venkatesh Films that made Josh, is like my godfather. He gave me the rights and didn’t charge a penny.”

Jeet has also composed some songs for the Bhatts’ upcoming projects. “But I am not sure in which film they will be used,” says Jeet, who is also composing music for Aashiqui 2.

Apart from this song, Mukesh has also acquired the rights of other songs he’s composed such as Swapno Nil (Poran Jai Jolia Re), Oh My Love (Amanush), Boro Eka Eka Laage (Saat Paake Bandha), which are huge hits in Bengal.

The composer will also be working on the music for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi. Directed by Bela Segal, the film marks choreographer-director Farah Khan’s acting debut opposite Boman Irani. He says, “I have recorded a couple of songs for the film, which will have six songs and a dance number.”

First Published: Mar 28, 2012 12:38 IST