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Munni to return with Dabangg 2?

After Munni badnaam hui… composer Lalit Pandit has not only signed on Dabangg 2 but will be collaborating with singer Mamta Sharma once again for a track for Raj Kumar Santoshi’s next. Read on.

music Updated: Feb 10, 2011 17:52 IST
Rachana Dubey


Munni badnaam hui…

composer Lalit Pandit and singer Mamta Sharma have collaborated on another track for Raj Kumar Santoshi’s next. The composer-singer confirms the news, “I can’t tell you the words because that will be giving away too much too soon. But I must admit that Mamta sings very well. Our team is so popular after

Munni badnaam hui…

. And I liked her work on the song, so we decided to collaborate again. I’m sure people will find our second number as hot as the first.”

Pandit has also been signed on for

Dabangg 2

, though he says the film is still being scripted. “Till the final draft is not sealed, I don’t think I can start working on the score. But I’ll definitely create one more raunchy number like ‘


’ because I’m sure the story will be quite ‘desi’ and there will be room for it. My song will depend on the situation and whether it’s a


or a


lip-synching it in the film,” he chuckles.


The composer’s track for Arbaaz Khan’s debut production


has won the soundtrack several awards, but he, himself is yet to receive a trophy. “At one of the functions, Arbaaz ‘


’ (brother) didn’t know I was around. When my name was announced, he waited for 30 seconds, but after that he walked over to collect my trophy and delivered a lovely speech on my behalf,” recalls Pandit. “There are few people in the industry who value talent and prefer to repeat their team, rather than getting a new one for every film. Arbaaz


’s verbal assurance is enough for me to workout a cracker song for their next



The film’s soundtrack was also expected to have a rock version created by a band spotted by Salman Khan on

India’s Got Talent 2

. It has been over six months since that news was reported, and nothing has been created. “I just know that Salman spotted them on the show. He wanted Sajid-Wajid and my tracks to be reworked by them. But after that, I also haven’t heard from the boys. Salman was trying to encourage them, but I don’t know what happened,” says Pandit.

Now with his hands full, would the composer-singer like to team up with his brother, composer Jatin Pandit? “We had split, but we worked together because Yash Raj Films wanted us together on an album,” says Pandit. “If someone really wants us back, we will work as a team because if people can work with unknowns, he is still my brother.”