The very young & talented Amaal Mallik is making everyone dance to his tunes, quite literally! His latest composition ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ from ROY has become a huge hit & people just can’t stop humming & grooving to the tunes of this peppy & refreshing number!
The track has struck the perfect chord with the audience and is creating magic. The young music composer says that he had this tune with him for almost 2-3 years, but nobody had the vision to understand the song when it was pitched to the directors & producers, but to his surprise, T-series liked his song.
“After a few meetings I went to the T-series office and pitched this song to them thinking where so many people have not liked it, this will just be an addition. But, by chance they liked it and said that it was superb and will take it for ROY. I was in complete shock. When I realized he is really interested, Kumaar & I worked hard on it and made it in 15 minutes. As I had the tune ready, I just jammed with the writer and came up with good lyrics and that’s how ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ happened and now it’s magic!” said Amaal.
Nobody would have thought of Arijit Singh, who has mostly sung romantic songs to croon a party track like ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’, but it was Amaal who was adamant to take Arijit for his song. “Everyone else wanted different singers, but I was the one to fight and say that I wanted Arijit Singh. He has not sung many peppy numbers and that was the main reason I wanted him to sing this. You would expect a typical dance track singer, who has sung many songs of this genre, I didn’t want that. I wanted someone who hasn’t sung any dance track, like this clubby track, that’s how I thought of Arjiit. When I called him for this song he was shocked and he said, ‘you called me for this? He was like I am happy, this is something new & fresh that I am going to try for the first time. He was also very excited. His forte is great love songs, no doubt, but we are all artists and we want to do something new every time and people have loved his voice in this song. So I was lucky that my experiment worked.”
Ask Amaal about Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez & Arjun Rampal’s reaction and he says, “They all loved the song. The first time they heard it; Arjun called Bhushan Kumar and said I would like to meet the composer of this song. When we met & he saw me, he was shocked and asked me, ‘You have made ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’, you are so young!’ I was really happy. And apart from my song, the entire album has also picked up really well.”
“Now-a-days, even if 2-3 songs do well, the opening of the film is supposedly decent. If the music is good, people do tend to go and see the film. There are 3 major stars (Ranbir, Jacqueline & Arjun) and their power is also there, but I think the music of ROY will be a bonus and it will definitely help the film. And if a film gets a good opening and if it’s well-made, then there is no stopping.” He concluded
Directed by Vikramjit Singh, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Freeway Pictures, ROY stars Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez & Arjun Ramal in pivotal roles & releases today, 13th February, 2015.