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Daboo Malik to release single song video

By Viral Bhayani, IANS

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The concept of releasing singles, which is just one song, is big business in the West, but for India it is something new. But Daboo Malik is ready with a brand new track which he feels will attract attention worldwide.

With a simple love song in Hindi called 'Tum yunhi kabhi', the music video will be released in September by a record label from the UK and also be distributed online.

"We have already recorded the music video and we are still thinking if we can record the track in English too. But the marketing is going to be very strong and targeting music lovers worldwide," Daboo Malik told IANS in an interview.

"Girlfriend is the turning point in my career," says Daboo in the presence of his better half, and one wonders what is going to happen. Then one realises that he was referring to the recently released film and nothing 'untoward'.

What strikes one even further when one meets Daboo are his poise, confidence, enthusiasm and the musical orientation in his talk itself.

Says Daboo, "Composing music of such a film was very challenging and I slogged a lot to make the music appealing and refreshing for all music lovers. The result is before you".

"Girlfriend" stands out for its music and has some peppy numbers, laced with
melodious tunes.

The hummable and infectious tunes like 'Thodi tumse sharat', 'Bheegi bheegi'
and 'Tere chehre'
have hastened his ascent to become the hottest young
musician's slot. The techno-favoured number 'Suno to jana jana' prominently features on the popularity charts.

Daboo feels the need to experiment and take up more challenging offers. He
has talent coursing through in his veins.

It is interesting to note that prior to "Girlfriend" he has given hit numbers like 'Thodasa pyaar hua hain' ("Thodasa Pyaar Hua Hain"), 'Khoye khoye dil' and 'Hum tumhare tumhare hain sanam' ("Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam"), 'Lagte ho tum ajnabi' ("I-Proud To Be An Indian"), and 'Kya hua hain tujhe' and 'Bindiya bole' ("Tum Ko Na Bhool Payenge").

Son of the famous musician Sardar Malik, Daboo hails from a family of
achievers when it comes to music. He made an independent foray into films on the basis of his own convictions.

Determined to carve his own identity in a world full of promise, he plunged headlong. Daboo clearly knows what he wants and is meticulously working towards his goal. One is actually surprised at the maturity of this young composer. He has the ease and charm one rarely finds in a music director. He's a thinking man that makes him decidedly different.

Daboo got his first break with Sohail Khan's "Thodasa Pyaar Hua Hain". How was he selected?

"Incidentally, Sohail Khan was on the look-out for a new music composer. He
was impressed by my music and found me ideal for his debut film," says Daboo.

The title song of "Thodasa Pyaar Hua Hain" clicked and gave him a foothold in the film industry as a composer. What followed was a string of musical hits that further consolidated his position among top music directors.

But "Girlfriend" proved to be a turning point in Daboo's career as a music
director. After the stunning success of the film, filmmakers tripped over one other to sign him up for their new projects.

But, unlike other newcomers, he doesn't intend to go on a mindless signing spree and ruin his career. "I'm not in a hurry to reach anywhere. I'll be more watchful. I'm particular about the director and the banner I'm working with. I don't want to make compromises."

His forthcoming films include "Nihle Pe Dehla" (Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha Basu), Hansal Mehta's "Rakh" with Mithun Chakravarthy and "Humraahie" with Isha Koppikar, Karan Razdan thriller "8" with Meghna Naidu and Padmini Kolhapure's "Sabab", "The Reason To Be" with Salim Arif (lyrics by Gulzar), Raju Mavani's "Ab Baas" with Diana Hayden, Raju Kher's "WOW" and Vickey Kumar's next venture.

Daboo wants to compose a variety of music and is ready to stand up to the
stiff competition from the ever-burgeoning number of talented music directors. "In fact, competition urges me to do better. I believe I'm a talented music director and can compose any type of melodious tunes. If you work hard and do justice to your work, then talent will be recognized sooner or later."

Despite the accolades, glamour, self-satisfaction and umpteen offers, Daboo believes in good behaviour and hardwork. He is still the down-to-earth young music director, who is polite and courteous, and doesn't have a touch of arrogance in him.

Daboo is extremely ambitious about his career. He's fully charged to do his
best. He wants to work hard and leave his mark in the music industry. And it's not without reason that he is pursuing his career in all earnestness. He wants to do a lot of good work and earn audience appreciation. Everyday is a new learning experience for him.

Daboo loves what he is. That's what finally matters. Young, talented and determined, he is sure to keep up the momentum and scale the dizzying heights of stardom.

And what about working with brother Anu Malik?

"He has been around more then me. It would be amazing if we could work along though he has never approached me. But you never know," gushes Daboo.


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