Have stepped out of comfort zone for ‘Shivaay’: Mithoon

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Music composer-singer Mithoon says he has stepped out of his comfort zone of love songs, ballad and piano for Ajay Devgn’s directorial “Shivaay”.

Mithoon talked about “Shivaay” at the launch of singer Gajendra Verma’s new single “Tera Hi Rahun”.

“I am most excited for it (‘Shivaay’) because I have stepped out of my comfort zone for it, otherwise my identity has got very obvious. People know that if it’s a love song, or a ballad or a piano, then it would be Mithoon’s song. And I have tried to come out of it, so I am excited for it.”

“Shivaay” is Ajay Devgn’s second directorial after “U Me Aur Hum” and the film is set to release this Diwali. The film has been shot in the Balkan mountains of Bulgaria as well in locations like Hyderabad and Uttarakhand. The film highlights Lord Shiva’s human elements.

On creating a music bank or creating music according to script, Mithoon said: “I completely believe in listening to the stories; I get inspired from it. It’s been 10 years for me as a composer, right from my first film ‘Zeher’ and till my last release ‘Sanam re’, my success rate has been steady, songs of ‘Zeher’ were very popular and ‘Sanam Re’ music has also been very successful.

“In the meanwhile, I have done very less work, because I always pay attention to the story, I don’t believe in a song bank. It is essential to draw inspiration from the story, and that is from where my music comes out.”

Mithoon launched his friend Gajendra Verma’s single “Tera Hi Rahun”. The duo had previously collaborated on the song “Baarish” from the film “Yaariyan”.

Mithoon said: “I support independent music a lot. I feel that independent music should come up further. In our country there is such a good heritage in music, such a rich culture.

“It is not necessary that we should only communicate through the medium of film, music should come in from everywhere, film or non-film. Today there are those platforms.”

Mithoon won the Filmfare Award for best music for the film “Aashiqui 2”.



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