Amitabh Bhattacharya: Aamir Khan looks for logic behind every line

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 15:27 IST | Soumya Vajpayee Tiwari |

Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya on penning songs at the superstar Aamir Khan's Panchgani bungalow for his next 'Dangal'

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan may have a reputation of being a stickler for details, but not many would know that the superstar is also actively involved in the development of music for his films, unwilling to forego phrases and tunes he is wary of. Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, who took off to the actor's Panchgani bungalow along with composer Pritam, to craft the music of 'Dangal', reveals that Khan constantly kept them on their toes throughout the weeklong process.

"Aamir sir enjoys the process of music making and wanted to be abreast about the developments. Pritam da and I would jam and make melodies inside the room and he would sit outside. As soon as we would step out, he would ask: Accha gaana bana kya koi," laughs the lyricist.

Amitabh Bhattacharya
Amitabh Bhattacharya

"He also carefully listens to each line, understanding the logic behind it. If he doesn't agree with something, you cannot get away with it. He will enquire about the logic behind every phrase," says Amitabh, adding that the actor's inputs helped him hone his craft.

While Aamir isn't easily swayed, the lyricist further states: "If he doesn't like something, you can get him to like it. If he likes it in the first hearing, he won't welcome any further changes to it."

Meanwhile, music aficionados have lauded Amitabh's latest work in Karan Johar's romance-drama, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. He acknowledges the compliment but says that the best praise came from Johar. "He said, 'Your words gave the soul to my film.' It meant a lot."

Aamir's musical abode

Panchgani seems to inspire Aamir Khan. While the soundtrack of Dangal was drafted at his bungalow

Panchgani seems to inspire Aamir Khan. While the soundtrack of Dangal was drafted at his bungalow the music of his upcoming film, Secret Superstar, too was created there. Apparently, Aamir spent weeks with composer Amit Trivedi working on the film's soundtrack at the hill station

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