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News |  30 Jun 2015 20:14 |  By RnMTeam

Kausar Munir excited to be dialogue writer for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'

MUMBAI: Up until now, Kausar Munir was only known for writing songs like ‘Falak Tak’ (Tashan) and ‘Sunona Sangemarmar’ (Youngistan), amongst others. Now, however, Munir can also add ‘dialogue writer’ to her resume, having penned dialogues for the Salam Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.

“I first wrote dialogues for the film ‘Phantom’, which again is directed by Kabir Khan, so the comfort level was great. I found that writing dialogues for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was a little easy as Kabir had the drafts ready for the dialogues,” revealed Munir. According to her, dialogue writing is more of a responsibility as the writer becomes a vital part of the script.

Munir’s favourite dialogue writer is Salim Javed, especially for his work in the films ‘Deewar’ and ‘Sholay’. “Each character in ‘Sholay’ is epic. Whether it was Surma Bhopali, or Gabbar, you just say that one famous line “Kitne Admi The” and people know what you are talking. Same is the case with ‘Deewar’. You just need to say “Mere Pass Maa Hai”. These were the people who had a pulse for the market,” she explained. The ‘Malang’ lyricist also admires Vijay Krishna Acharya, who wrote dialogues for the Aishwarya Rai and Abhishekh Bachchan starrer ‘Guru’.

In her opinion, writing comedy dialogues for a film is difficult as the writer needs to have an element of wittiness. “The dialogues of films like ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ are epic, and I admire those kinds of dialogues. It is difficult to make people laugh,” she elucidated.

In the past, Munir has also written scripts for television soaps like ‘Jassi Jaise Koi Nahi’ and various other shows. She feels writing for films is much easier as television actors could change overnight. Films, on the other hand, have a very tight script and the writer just has three hours.

Along with writing dialogues for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Munir also has written a couple of songs in the film, of which one has just released. Sung by Adnan Sami, ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ is a qawwali, and is a rendition of the original song composed by the Sabri brothers. “Both Salman and Kabir love this qawwali, and they asked me to write something, while keeping the touch of the Sabri brothers,” explained Munir.

For her, working with Khan has always been fun, and the fact that she loves Salman Khan made this project even better. She is currently writing a musical for a Bollywood theme park in Dubai, wherein she is expected to use clichés that are generally used in films.