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News |  28 May 2018 16:01 |  By RnMTeam

After 'Khajoor Pe Atke' Bickram Ghosh to compose for 'Band of Maharajas'

MUMBAI: Bickram Ghosh, a well known Indian tabla player, also known for his Hindustani classical and fusion music is currently basking in the glory of his latest musical success Khajoor Pe Atke. The film that released a few weeks ago witnessed live music a trend that faded a long time ago in Bollywood music industry. In a world where technology takes over the best, the music composer who dabbles in a vast repertoire of musical genres, from classical, rock and new-age fusion, chose to go the old school way.

“Songs in Khajoor Pe Atke have unique live sounds which are my personal signature style. In an age of heavy-duty programming the songs, background score of Khajoor Pe Atke have a refreshing ‘live’ feel,” said Ghosh who is known for his work in Bengali cinema.

After a good start with Khajoor Pe Atke, Ghosh now plans on doing some meaningful cinema. “I would like to do diverse projects in Bollywood and films which require quality music. I’m not interested in the run of the mill work. I’m already doing Girish Malik’s Band of Maharajas starring Chitrangada Singh,” revealed the music composer who would also be acting in the film. He will essay the role of an Afghan percussionist.

Apart from Bollywood Ghosh is working on four Bengali films and a bunch of independent projects, “I am working on The Retro - Bollywood Project with Sonu Nigam. We have already completed the song Jawan Hai Mohabbat which Sonu Bhai has sung. George Brooks the world famous saxophonist played on the track. I have an upcoming album called the new Rhythmscape. There is also a project with the Senorita singer from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Maria Del Mar is also on. There are also projects with Hariharanji and Ustad Rashid Khan in the pipeline.”

Elaborating on the Indian fusion scenario the singer stated, “I’m one of those early birds who came into the Indian fusion scenario. My band Rhythmscape is almost 20-years-old and we are still going strong. I have around 40-45 albums of my own in the fusion realm. I reinvent myself every day. A new instrument, a talented artist never fails to trigger my creativity. Essentially it boils down to loving what you do. I’ve straddled genres from Indian classical to fusion to film. Khajoor Pe Atke is my 30th film. I have 150 albums out there and I regularly do shows amidst it all. This wouldn’t have been possible without a deep-rooted passion. I love music and it’s spiritual for me. It’s simply this passion and hard work that keeps me relevant I guess.”