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Jio Movie Mela with Star celebrates top 5 songs of the  dynamic musical duo Vishal and Shekhar




 Vishal-shekhar , MAMI Festival Director-Anupama Chopra & Rajeev Masand

  • The versatile music directors share stories behind their top five songs which are Tu aashiqui hai, Allah ke bande, Aankhon mein teri, Chammak Challo and Nashe Si Chadh Gayi


Mumbai, 7th October : The second session “Stories behind top 5 songs” at the Jio MAMI 3rd Movie Mela got the room enchanted with Vishal and Shekhar’s best tunes. The stories behind these famous tracks and the journey involved were shared by the

Vishal–Shekhar the music composer duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have been rocking the music world since 1999 and have given countless hits to the industry. In the candid conversation with Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand they shared about their journey, jamming and writing songs together; but also about the 5 of their most favourite songs – the stories on the making of those songs and also how those songs made their lives and changed them for good too.


The songs that they spoke about were-

  1. Tu aashiqui Hai (Jhankaar Beats) – The first song that they worked together as music directors.
  2. Allah ke bande (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai) – The song connected with the audience with its Sufi soul and also the special factor Kailash Kher in it.
  3. Aankhon Mein Teri (Om Shanti Om) – The song, which was originally not composed for the movie, became one of the biggest hits of the year. An interesting fact that Vishal Dadlani shared was the initial dummy lyrics have been written by him.
  4. Chammak Challo (Ra. One)- A random jamming session of R.D Burman’s songs got them the tune that they were looking for.
  5. Nashe Si Chadh Gayi (Befikre)– One of the most viewed music videos of the recent times has the perfect blend of romance and fun. The initial script gave the music directors liberty to place their songs at the appropriate positions.


A surprise element to the event was the bonus song that the duo spoke of which is Sheila Ki Jawani. Recollecting the story behind the song, Vishal said “We had a hook Sheila Ki Jawaani from the film and the base of the tune was brought in by Nasik dhols


The music directors had some fun exercises in store for the audience through which they spoke about the importance of projection. A couple of members from the audience sang and played games to prove that they were their best fans. The winner was given merchandise from the Marvel India.


On being asked about them working with each other for a long period of time now, the musical duo said “It’s been 18 years now. We remember just meeting and sharing our work and then just deciding to get on board together”. Adding to this, Shekhar said, “It had always been a confusion as to who is who. Even now after all these years people have the same confusion and I think that is a good thing that we are seen as one entity”.