Himesh Reshammiya is back with a bang! Starting with Bodyguard, he will be composing again for movies that he is not starring in (His last film as a composer was Namastey London (2007). With an international album and movie, a new venture HR Musik and collaborations with world renowned artists in his kitty; the ‘Aapka Suroor’ singer has a lot to look forward to.
In an exclusive tete-a-tete, the music director, composer, singer and actor talks about the music of Bodyguard, Salman Khan, international collaborations, acting stint and more…
The music of Bodyguard is making waves. Can you elaborate more on the compositions?
I am very thankful to Salman bhai for giving me a break in the industry. To make a comeback with Bodyguard is an enormous feeling.
I’m very proud of my work in Bodyguard. I’ve done three tracks for the movie, of them two are dance numbers—’Desi beats’ and the title track, which is Salman Bhai‘s introductory song. Katrina Kaif has a cameo in the song. It’s been performed by a group of artists, Band of Power, and Salman Khan. Salman has narrated the main dialogue from the film in the song, which sounds fantastic.
The third track is a love song ‘Teri Meri Prem Kahaani’ sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. It’s my favorite track which is dedicated to Salman because he’s been very instrumental in shaping the music of Bodyguard.
How do you think you have evolved as a musician?
I started off my career as a composer with ‘Odh li chunariya’ and ‘Pyaar kiya toh darna kya’ and since then, I have been reinventing music every two years. I began with complete dhamaal dance tracks moving on to melodious tunes like Tere Naam (2003) and then to the techno sounding numbers like ‘Just Chill’, ‘Mohabbat Hai Mirchi’, ‘Nikamma’ etc to Sufi music with ‘Aap Ka Suroor.’ I can tell you that Bodyguard is one step ahead in melody and also the sound. So it’s a complete new Himesh Reshammiya that you’ll hear!