Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 08:08:18 AM
Ayushmann Khurrana’s decision to compose and sing at least one song in all his films has unwittingly triggered off a conflict of interest between Nautanki Saala producer Bhushan Kumar and director Rohan Sippy.
The bone of contention being the new-age sounds that Rohan wants to create through the voices of Ayushmann and other young singers, and the more conventional film songs that Bhushan’s company T Series has been patenting since 90s.
Bhushan Kumar said there were differences of opinion but insisted there was nothing major. “Rohan respects my ideas in music and I respect his. The point where we disagree is that Rohan tends to lean toward Western sounds.
That’s when I’ve to step in to remind him that Western sounds work in Hindi films only to an extent. Indian melodies have to be balanced with Western sounds. We’re going to have seven to eight songs in Nautanki Saala.”
Bhushan added, “Ayushmann didn’t put down a condition that we have to use his song. And it was made clear to Rohan right from day one that I’d be involved in the music. He agreed that I had great music sense and agreed to let me be an active part of the musical process.”