I don't believe in camps: Mithoon Sharma

May 18, 2014, 09:16 IST | Deepali Dhingra

After 'Aashiqui 2' and the forthcoming 'Ek Villain' and 'Creature', Mithoon Sharma seems to be the Bhatt camp’s favourite composer. But he insists that’s because the producers have a good ear for music  

last year, there seemed to be only one song on everyone’s lips — Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2. And there’s one man who can’t stop grinning from ear to ear when you mention the song.

Mithoon Sharma
Mithoon Sharma says he admires works of AR Rahman and MM Kreem

Mithoon Sharma, the song’s composer, admits that he never expected the song to get such a raving response. Mithoon, who has also sung for a couple of his own compositions, says that his fans can hear him sing in one of his forthcoming movies:

Q. Your composition, Tum Hi Ho, won numerous awards last year. When you composed the song, did you think it would turn out to be the song of the year?
A. No, I never thought that it would turn out to be this huge, or an ‘anthem’ as my fans and well-wishers are calling it. In fact, not only this song but while composing any other song, I don’t think about how big it will become or how many awards it will win. I just put in my best and leave the rest to the Almighty.

Q. Some of your best compositions have been with the Bhatt camp. You’re also working on Ek Villain and Creature with them and are seen as a Bhatt camp favourite.
A. I don’t believe in camps, though it is true that most of my films have been with the Bhatts. I think they have a wonderful ear for music and I’m also grateful for the fact that they have encouraged me and given me my space to come up with what I do.

Q. You’re known for your soulful and melodious compositions. Are you apprehensive of getting slotted in that bracket? Given a choice, would you like to experiment more with your songs?
A. I think it is a high for me to be known as someone who can compose songs in a particular genre and people identify with it. These days the audience isn’t able to differentiate between songs of different composers and amid all of that, if they are still able to identify a Mithoon song, then I think I have succeeded in my attempt to be different. Even in the past I have composed songs of various genres and in the near future you will see shades of that in films such as Traffic and Veda.

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