Sonu Nigam turns Bollywood composer

Monday, 28 March 2011 - 10:45am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Though he has composed music for his album in the past, this is the first time that he has composed music for a film.

Singer Sonu Nigam has taken his passion for music and Bollywood up by another few notches by turning music composer.

Though he has composed music for his album in the past, this is the first time that he has composed music for a film.

Nigam reveals that it was the famous tabla and percussionist maestro Bickram Ghosh, who roped him to compose the music for the Girish Malik-directed film Jal, which is based on the lives of people living in the Kutch desert.

“Girish was running across a few ideas with me to act in his film Jal. As we discussed the music, he made me hear his idea of music that included a piece done by Bickram, who is currently working on a world music album with me,” informs the singer. “It was actually Bickrambhai who proposed that I compose the music for Jal with him and I loved the idea,” adds Sonu excitedly. Singer Shubha Mudgal will be singing on their first song tomorrow.

But while Nigam did take up the offer to compose music, he turned down the director’s request to act in the film, though the reasons are not clear yet. But a surprise cameo cannot be ruled out completely either, as the film-maker was rather keen to have Nigam on board as an actor too.




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