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News |  22 Aug 2016 19:24 |  By RnMTeam

Arko Pravo Mukherjee creates hits sans brief

MUMBAI: Singer-songwriter-music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee is flying high with his recent Bollywood hit 'Tere Sang Yara' from 'Rustom'. However, this is not the first for this multitalented man. His first Bollywood project 'Jism 2' cleared all doubts, if any, about his musical skills and since then, there has been no looking back for Arko.

However, this successful composer prefers working on songs on his own and not as per the movie briefs. In fact, most of his commercial successes including 'Tere Sang Yaara' were not created as per a brief. "I made 'Tere Sang Yaara' a year and a half ago. I played the music to Zee Music, Atif (Aslam) and Akshay Sir (Kumar). They all loved it. Later, I sat down with Manoj Muntashir and worked on the lyrics," confessed the 'Allah Waariyan' composer.

He added, "The remakes like 'Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai' and something like 'Pani Wala Dance' were made on briefs. But, all the other love songs that I have composed were ready much earlier. Usually, 60 per cent of the work is done from my end. The remaining is done as per the movie's requirements."

Arko usually works on a song when he has an idea or a thought in mind. Thus, his songs are usually inspired by his life's experiences or the ones around him. "I usually have a bank of songs that I let the filmmakers select from," stated he.

In fact, his latest track 'Dariya' from 'Baar Baar Dekho' has been selected and used by Dharma Productions without any changes. "Karan Sir (Johar) heard the song and liked it. He also went on to release the same version," explained the composer who too is the belief that best songs are the ones that are captured in the moment.

The singer-composer who has also lent his voice to many of his compositions ranks himself 1700th in India when it comes to singing. He is not too big a fan of his Hindi singing skills because he is primarily an English singer. But, he believes that people relate to his voice because of the feel. "It's never about the kill, it's always about the feel. The greatest artistes weren't traditionally good singers, but they hand the feel," said the music creator who likes working in the day, unlike his contemporaries.