Music composer duo Shail-Pritesh met during the music composition of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black since then there has been no looking back. They have composed some melodious tracks like Mastani from Bajirao Mastani and more recently Tung Luk from Sarbjit. Shail-Pritesh candidly speak to follo about their beautiful musical journey.
How did Shail and Pritesh’s journey begin?
We met on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black and during the journey of Black we started bonding and eventually became friends. Since then there has been no looking back. Individually we has already made a place for ourselves. So we thought we might as well come together and work towards creating something better. That is how we came together.
Tell us something about the music of Sarbjit
In September 2015, Omung Kumar approached us with the script of Sarbjit. After hearing the narration, we immediately decided to do the film. The song Tung Lak which was liked by the audience so much was literally composed in 10 mins. When the team heard the song everyone fell in love with it. So when Aishwarya heard it. She asked why she wasn't dancing in the song? So even after it being a male vocals song, we added one female vocals paragraph, just so she could dance.
How has it been working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali…
Working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali Sir is very special. We have been working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the past 10 years now. We worked on Saawariya, Guzaarish, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela etc. Working with him is wonderful and we are extremely comfortable. One particular thing we remember during Bajirao Mastani days, is Sanjay Leela Bhansali told us 3 days before the release to change the beginning on the song Mastani so we had to change it the very last minute.
Shail Pritesh- how did you guys start your individual journeys?
Shail: I have never planned my life. I have trained in Hindustani Classical music from renowned vocalist and my father Shri Jaswant Singh Hada. I came to Mumbai almost 20 years back. After coming to Mumbai, I joined the department of music at Mumbai University where I won six gold medals at various national competitions. I began my career singing background vocals for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black. In 2005 I met Monty Bhaiya (composer Monty Sharma) and that how the journey of music began
Pritesh: I started with Jazz. I used to compose a lot jingles and songs back then. I have also given background scores for a lot films. So before I met Shail I had already done a of stuff in music. But I wanted to do a full film. The rest is history as they say…