After penning down some heart touching songs in GUZAARISH and BAJIRAO MASTANI, lyricist A M Turaz will be collaborating with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the third time with his upcoming epic period drama PADMAVATI.
Turaz, who has penned seven songs for Bhansali's magnum opus PADMAVATI informs, “All the other songs composed by Bhansaliji are perfectly set in the movie. A lot of hard work has gone into it and they will exceed the expectations of the audience as they release, one by one.”
On his hat-trick of collaborations with Bhansali, the lyricist adds, “This is the third time I have worked with Mr. Bhansali after GUZAARISH and BAJIRAO MASTANI. Bhansali ji made his debut as a music director in GUZAARISH, which was my first film with him. So our journey kind of began together. He knows what I can do. He has an extraordinary talent to make these amazing films. As a music composer, he is fantastic.”
Turaz says it helps that Bhansali understands his poetic bent of mind. “I write the lyrics first, and then he makes the music for it. These days, it’s the other way around, where the music is composed before the lyrics are written. Every aspect of his film has a theraav, which is very good for poetry to flourish.”
Apart from movies poet and lyricist Turaz has also worked in television and music albums. He started his career by writing for television in 2005. After writing scripts for soaps as assistant writer, his first assignment in Mumbai was writing lyrics for film KUDIYON KA HAI ZAMANA in 2006. This was followed by JAIL, GUZAARISH, CHAKRAVYUH and JACKPOT.
‘Ghoomar’ and ‘Ek Dil Ek Jaan’ the two songs from PADMAVATI penned by A M Turaz are already being showered with appreciation by the music lovers and we are eagerly looking forward to hear the rest of the songs from the film’s soundtrack.