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Vishal Shelke on his debut as a music composer with ‘JugJugg Jeeyo’

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS): Music Composer Vishal Shelke talks about his debut in music direction with Dharma Productions’ upcoming family drama “JugJugg Jeeyo” starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor.

Vishal composed the song “Nain Ta Heere”, which expresses the love story between Kukoo and Naina, performed by Varun and Kiara.

Speaking about his experience collaborating with singers Guru Randhawa and Asees Kaur, Vishal says, “Azeem Dayani, who is the music supervisor, helped with the voice casting. Raj Mehta, who is the director of the film, knew exactly what he wanted. Guru is a rockstar. “

“Her voice made this song more romantic and perfectly suited for the on-screen Varun. We cast Asees for the female part; she sang with emotion. I think the voice casting was just perfect for ‘Nain Ta Here’.”

However, Vishal was supposed to make his Bollywood debut in 2019’s ‘Good Newwz’ to be pictured over Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. But in the end, “JugJugg Jeeyo” turned out to be Vishal’s debut project.

Sharing the anecdote, he says, “I had composed this song about three years ago when I was in Punjab and sent it to Shashank sir, who made ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’. He immediately loved the song and locked it down for ‘Good Newwz’ directed by Raj Mehta. It was going to be a romantic number between Akshay Kumar and Kareena.”

“But as they say, every song has its own destination. Eventually, the song was featured in Dharma Productions’ ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’, which features beautiful Kiara Advani and Varun Dhawan. Maybe that’s how my dream had to come true.”

Reflecting on his musical journey, the composer says: “I have no training in this industry, so in all honesty, I have not had a sponsor, but my journey is filled with people who have inspired and guided me. . through.”

“Like everyone else, I too had my own share of struggle and I went through a really tough time, I had even quit my high paying IT job to pursue my dream, but in the end the patience paid off and I got the biggest break any songwriter could dream of.”

Ask him about his mentors in showbiz and Vishal adds, “Shashank Khaitaan who selected and supported the song, Azeem Dayani for his help throughout the process and Raj Mehta, the director of the film who made the final selection of this song. song, are my mentors. and guides. Starting your journey may take time, but once it has started, you need to enjoy the ride and celebrate the destination.”

So, what are his upcoming projects? “Currently, I am working on an independent album with a music label. I have also been signed for another Bollywood project, the details of which I will share with my fans and the media in due course,” Vishal concludes.

Backed by Viacom 18 and Dharma Productions, “Jugjugg Jeeyo” is set to hit theaters on June 24.