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Gaurav Dagaonkar: Shekhar Suman ji locked me for HEARTLESS in 90 secs!

January 24, 2014 01:18:38 PM IST
By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
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Composer Gaurav Dagoankar's HEARTLESS has been grabbing the headlines in the world of Bollywood music for quite some time. However not many will know that the talented composer is not only an IT Engineer but also an IIM Ahmedabad graduate. His last major release, JOKER, may not have exactly set the box office on fire, but still, the music became quite popular.


When we caught up with the good looking and cultured Gaurav and asked him as to why he did not go in for a very lucrative career (with an obscenely high salary!), given his impressive academic qualifications, he told us, ''You are right. I passed out in 2006 from IIM and right now I could have been earning close to 15 lakhs per month, but I wanted to charter my own course, as music has always been my passion.''

Talking about his Shekhar Suman project, HEARTLESS, the music of which is already getting noticed, Gaurav revealed, ''Actually, I was to present a piece to Shekhar ji, and so I made him listen to the 'Soniye' track, and believe me he liked it so much that he locked me in one-and-half minutes (90 seconds)!''

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Elaborating on the other tracks of HEARTLESS, Gaurav said, 'Mashooqana' has a middle-eastern touch as I had a brief that it is to be shot in Dubai. 'Main Dhoondne Ko Zamane Mein' encapsulates the spirit of the film and the 'Heartless' title track is in the John Mayer space.''

Concluding with his upcoming projects, the composer told us, ''There are a couple of major projects in the pipeline, but I would not like to talk about it right now as I am a bit superstitious about these things. Once it takes concrete shape I will definitely speak about it.''