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News |  17 Aug 2018 09:00 |  By RnMTeam

I couldnÆt become a music creator, so I became a music curator: Jackky Bhagnani on 'Mitron'

MUMBAI: Actor Jackky Baghnani seems to be all pepped up with his upcoming film, Mitron. Apart from the acting bit, Jackky Bhagnani has also curated the music album of the movie.

Speaking about the same, Jackky Baghnani laughs as he reveals, “I went to a Guruji for two months to learn music and one day he said, ‘Tum Kal Se Mat Aao’, Tumhara Kuch Nahi Ho Sakta.

 “You can take music from, but not away from me. I am inclined towards music and in all the films, I have done in the past five years, I got the privilege of working on my music. Hence, I tend to understand if a certain kind of music is working or not and this is where it all started. I couldn’t become a music creator, so I became a music curator. Music has neither has any language, cultural barrier, nor any caste or creed,” he further says.

Speaking about the opportunity, he got to curate the Mitron album, he exclaims, “It was great of producer Vikram Malhotra and director Nitin Kakkar to give me this opportunity because, here, I am just an actor. They said, ‘I think you should create music for this film.’ So, there was a lot of pressure as they required all types of songs. Also it’s a film based in Gujarat, so we thought of doing something on that note.”

Yo Yo Honey Singh has sung the song, This Party Is Over Now, which released yesterday. On this, Bhagnani adds, "When I spoke to Honey Singh for the first time, I gave him a brief that the film, Mitron would be a film based in Gujarat. We could have an element of Gujarati’s in the songs but will not make it a complete Gujarati track so that the non-Gujarati’s don’t enjoy it.  So that’s how Honey Singh’s song came in. He took the brief and came back with a bang. He’s an absolute genius. Everyone wanted the whole song to be done in Gujarati, but then I was the odd one out. I felt, the folk genre is so strong that if we use Hindi words, it will resonate across India and only the last line, you must give them as Gujarati. This was my idea.”

"It was a joint effort as far as music is concerned as the responsibility was given to me. We also had to see that the essence of folk music is not lost and all the new elements have fit well,” he adds.

“Singers like Tanishq Bagchi, Sharib, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, Darshan Raval and many more have also contributed for this movie. All these singers are my friends and if you talk their language, they are easily accessible. But, at the same time, it’s not very easy to get an access to them, because they are artists. So, I try and speak their language and try to not enter their creative space, but just set guidelines for them and let them do their best.,” he further adds.

Bhagnani has managed to get various genres, together in this album. On this, he mentions, “It was a challenge and has taken over eight months to make this album. There were stand-alone songs that are very good. But, then you see situational songs, which are good in the film, but you would not want to hear them individually. So, to create an alteration over this, in the song album, was a challenge.”

“Even Nitin Kakkar sir was like 'I do not want any abstract song, coming out of nowhere, just because it is a super-hit song'. Thus, to make the song in this zone was a task.” adds Bhagnani.

Lastly, he also revealed that he wishes to work on a single and would be pitching this to Sony Music soon.

Set in the backdrop of the Gujarati milieu, Mitron traces Jai (Jackky Bhagnani) and Avni’s (Kritika Kamra) story, who find themselves and discover the true meaning of friendship.

The movie stars Jackky Bhagnani, Kritika Kamra, Pratik Gandhi, Neeraj Sood and Shivam Parekh in lead roles. Directed by Nitin Kakkar and produced by Vikram Malhotra, it will be releasing on 14 September 2018.