Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher starrer Mirzya has sank without any trace at the box-office. While the story and performances failed to create any buzz among viewers, the music of the film was well-loved and appreciated by aficionados.
When asked how if it’s a worrying factor when the music he composed did well but not the film, Shankar told Indian Express.com, “We feel sad when a film doesn’t do well and let’s be honest about it. But the truth is there are some musical pieces that go beyond the film. We have been in the industry for the last 20 years and this is not the first time it has happened with us. For example, the music of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was a super duper hit but the film didn’t do well. So there are cases where the music goes beyond the film which doesn’t do well. It’s sad that Mirzya didn’t do well. But the music has been appreciated worldwide. People have given us a lot of love for Mirzya’s music and we are happy that Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra gave us this opportunity.”
Shankar and his composer colleagues were talking at the launch of Tata Sky’s new service in association with Hungama. Said Shankar. “Tata sky has launched a special service called Tata Sky music plus . People who use this service can see and listen to music curated by us which will not be just filmy music. In our country there are a lot of bands, singers and other different types of music like jazz, Indie pop, classical. People create a lot of music but they don’t get a platform. Tata Sky will offer viewers the chance to listen to other kinds of music other than film ones.”
The composers are now gearing up to score music for YRF’s next, Thugs of Hindostan starring Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. When asked what kind of music they are planning to create for the film, Shankar said, “It’s too early to talk about it. But it will be good music.”