The uber talented composer duo Vishal-Shekhar are proud and happy to be associated with Befikre, Aditya Chopra’s directorial next starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. The movie and its boldness quotient is a big departure from the traditional line of romances YRF has spun out till date. And as new-age music composers, Vishal-Shekhar are happy to associate themselves with a film that talks a different language.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Vishal-Shekhar said, “DDLJ, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi had a traditional aspect. All of them spoke a different language. Adi (Aditya Chopra) has chosen to speak a different language this time and we are privileged to be a part of that.”
For Vishal-Shekhar, identifying with every script that they are composing music for is essential and Befikre was no different. “When you are part of a film, it is very crucial to identify with the script. Having worked in many films now, we have heard and done music for every kind of film. The key is to keep refreshing yourself within every genre and that is what we try and achieve. The vibe of the filmmaker and what vision he carries is also important. We read the script of Befikre and had a narration too before we started work.”
Talking about how they composed the tunes of Befikre, Vishal said, “Adi told us, ‘True to the title, first of all, you need to forget that you are Vishal and Shekhar, I am Aditya Chopra. You need to forget everything. This is a fun story straight out of the heart. Don’t carry any weight or baggage.’ That is what Adi told us. We were not trying to outdo ourselves here. We, in fact, had a unique time while creating this soundtrack. When Aditya Chopra asked me to do this film, it was a huge honour. Shekhar and I were thrilled. He then asked us to first get Sultan out of our systems and start afresh on Befikre. As far as tunes go, we just had fragments in our mind initially before it finally got pieced together into a beautiful melody. In Befikre, we were left to find the music. It’s one of the most effortless sound tracks we have created.”
On their long-standing association with YRF, Vishal said, “Our association with YRF started with Salaam Namaste and then we worked on Tara Rum Pum, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Tashan and then Fan, Sultan and Befikre happened. It’s been a long association. We are familiar with YRF and they are familiar with our way of working.There is a home team sort of feeling and a huge amount of comfort. Despite being the biggest producers in the country, they are the most organised.”