However, Karan Johar says that as a filmmaker, he is not one of them. However, the director-producer states that when it comes to making the final decisions over the music of his film, it is he and he alone who takes the final call.
Says Karan, “This year will be quite crazy as I have back-to-back productions. I choose those directors to helm my project in whom I have complete faith. After reading the script, I leave it completely in the hands of my director till the final states where I need to appear in the picture. But that said, I am extremely conscious about the music.”
However instead of taking a decision alone, Karan says he prefers to hear out the opinion of his director as well as the musicians when it comes to finalising the music. He says, “Music is very important when it comes to the commerce of cinema. But I am open to debate and discussion. Otherwise, I never drop by on the sets when the film is being shot. I see the final cut and give my suggestions.”
Some of KJo’s productions whose musical tracks became chartbusters.
Kal Ho Naa Ho: Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film got Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy their first National Award.
Dostana: Helmed by Tarun Mansukhani, composer-duo Vishal–Shekhar received several awards for their peppy numbers.
I Hate Luv Storys: Director by Punit Malhotra, the music of the film hi the right chord with the youth. Playback singers Shreya Ghoshal and Shafqat Amanat Ali too won many awards.
Agneepath: The Karan Malhotra directed film won debutant composers Ajay and Atul several awards.