March 13, 2016 4:47:26 pm
He has given several chartbuster songs in Hindi and now music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee wants to record an English album which is his dream project.
“I am very keen to record an English album. I am trying for that as of now. I’ve been working on it since two years and will go to Los Angeles to record the album. It’s a dream project,” Arko, who made debut with “Jism 2”, told PTI.
The 32-year-old music director recently composed the song “Saathi Re” for Shakun Batra-helmed “Kapoor & Sons”, which marks his singing debut as well.
Arko said he was apprehensive to sing but it was producer, Karan Johar, who asked him to go for it.
“Karan Johar heard my voice and he really liked it. He asked me to sing the song…I was very apprehensive because we have some amazing singers in our country. And secondly, I usually write the songs that I compose but this time Manoj Muntashir wrote it while I composed and sang. I am happy it turned out nice,” he said.
The musician, who has given hits like “Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai” and “Allah Waariya” has mostly worked in movies with multiple-composers. However, he has no qualms about that and feels in no pressure to do a solo-music film.
“I can make a certain kind of music which I am best at. Somebody like Pritam da can compose all kinds of songs and is versatile. I can compose an entire soundtrack provided the music is in a certain space, like that of “Rockstar” and “Into the Wild”.
I don’t have any problem working in films with multiple composers. I think we all are friends and everyone has their own space in the sound track,” Arko said.
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