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News |  08 Dec 2015 18:27 |  By RnMTeam

Mayur Sakhare sings for æBajirao MastaniÆ

MUMBAI: Mayur Sakhare spirits are flying high after working on two songs for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus film ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Sakhare, who is relatively new to the industry, got an opportunity to work on Bhansali’s project through his good friend Shreyas Puranik. Puranik was assisting Bhansali on the musical front. Puranik has also sung ‘Ab Toh Jane Na Dongi’ with Payal Dev for the film. “He played one of my scratches to Bhansaliji and he liked my voice. That is how I got on board for the project,” revealed the singer.

Sakhare has sung the Marathi version of ‘Gajanana’ while the Hindi one is sung by Sukhwinder Singh. The singer has also given his voice to ‘Fitoori’ that is sung by Vaishali Made. “The song ‘Fitoori’ has a few more singers and I am one of those,” he revealed.

Speaking about his experience of working with Bhansali the singer revealed further, “This is like a dream come true. Bhansaliji is an extremely talented man. Moreover he is very protective about his projects. He does not let anyone be on the sets if they are not required, and, fortunately I got to be a part of the same.”

Interestingly, Sakhare did not record the songs in the studio first. He had to sing live during the shoot of the song sequence in the film. “I had to sing the song live with the other singers. The shoot for the same began at around 12 or12:30 in the midnight and went on till the wee hours of 2 to 2:30 in the morning of the shoot. I had to sing the song for a good 15 times,” laughed out Sakhare. The song was later recorded in a studio.

Sakhare is singing a song for a Marthi film ‘Family Aa Rahi Hai’. This is Sakhare’s first Marathi film project. He has earlier sung songs for Marathi albums. He also sang the title track of Colors animated series ‘Suraj-The Rising Star’.

Sakhare has also been a backing vocalist for ‘Yamala Pagala Deewana’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ in the past. The singer who has gained formal musical training from the Suresh Wadkar Institute, has been performing on stage since he was in the seventh grade.