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News |  04 Oct 2015 17:43 |  By RnMTeam

I did not really work hard on 'Lamhein':Manoj Muntashir

MUMBAI: Manoj Muntashir of æTeri GalliyanÆ fame, one of BollywoodÆs most talented lyricists, recently worked on a rendition of ColdplayÆs æParadiseÆ, for EMI Records IndiaÆs first single, which also happens to be Anmoll MallikÆs debut single û æLamheinÆ.

The project was offered to him by music composer Anu Malik - Anmoll MallikÆs father. He called Muntashir to his studio sometime in January this year and told him about EMI Records IndiaÆs plan of recreating the British bandÆs famous track. Muntashir took up the task, however, reveals that the biggest challenge for him was writing Hindi lyrics for English notation.

ôWe all met at AnujiÆs studio where Anmoll sang the English version of the song for me a few times. This is when Anuji came up with the word æLamheinÆ. He also added that it is a nice word but it has been done to death. While we were still having this conversation, I thought of the line æreza reza bikhra tera chehra teri aankheinÆ. I immediately asked Anmoll if the line appealed to her, as she is really young and it did. An hour later, we had managed to crack the lyrics. After that what Anmol and Anuji did to the song is history,ö said Muntashir.

While most would have found the task of writing lyrics for ColdplayÆs recreation challenging, it came naturally to Muntashir. ôAnything that comes naturally becomes easy because as a writer I have believed in effortless work. One must get the inspiration right and everything else falls into place. So, I did not really work hard on æLamheinÆ. I believe that the words in this song descended from heaven and that is why, it has some heavenly qualities,ö the lyricist stated.

Furthermore, the writer gave away his secrets of deriving the right inspiration. He said everything from beauty, thoughts, books, and legendry writers works inspires him. This is probably the inspirational writing that has bagged him projects in the past, and is what is bringing him more offers in the present.

MuntashirÆs upcoming work includes a Sonu Nigam single with T-Series titled æChup Gai ShaameinÆ which is due for release sometime this month. Apart from that he has a few film projects as well, including Neeraj PandeyÆs æM.S. Dhoni: The Untold StoryÆ, Milan LuthriaÆs æBaadshahoÆ, Prakash JhaÆs æJai GaangajalÆ and A.R.MurugadossÆs æAkiraÆ.