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Nov 27 2015

Interview: Himeshji talks about PRDP and his forthcoming projects

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Himesh Reshammiya has donned many hats – music director, singer, actor, producer, writer and lyricist – with elan, but he reveals he enjoys composing music for films immensely as his fans motivate him to do so.

The versatile artiste is on a high right now as the sound track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) has been lapped up by music buffs and is topping the charts. In a candid chat, he tells us how composing for PRDP made him nostalgic, why he is indebted to Salman Khan and what makes his compositions popular among the masses. Excerpts…

How did you bag PRDP?

It happened thanks to Salman bhai. He recommended my name to Sooraj ji (writer-director Sooraj Barjatya). The movie had his style of music.

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Nov 12 2015

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Himeshji talks about the Music!

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After having composed only techno songs during the last couple of years, Himesh Reshammiya found it challenging to make a shift to the classical genre for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. In an exclusive interview with 9xe, he talks to us about working with the Sooraj Barjatya-Salman Khan team. Excerpts…

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s music is a hit. Was it difficult living up to everyone’s expectations?
It was important to live up to the expectations from the banner (Rajshri Productions), Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya. This combination has never failed in any department. Now that the songs are a hit, and the response has been positive, I can breathe easy. We thought the songs would take a while to grow on people, but they caught on from the word go.

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Sep 28 2015

HR Interview: Round Table Music Talk

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Thanks to Box Office India, Himeshji discusses the state of the music industry along side lyricist Sameerji, half of Vishal-Shekhar Shekhar Ravjiani, singer Divya Kumaar, lyricist Kumaar and singer Kanika Kapoor.

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Shekhar Ravjiani (SR): Sameer sir, you are the senior-most on this panel, so let’s start it with you and ask you about the state of our music industry today.

Sameer: I think we have changed over time. The kind of music people like, it changes every 10 years. My opinion is to wait and watch. Change has been constant since 1989…

SR: (Cuts in) Change has been taking place every decade.

Sameer: But we will know more about this change only 5-10 years down the line. This period is very crucial. Whenever we compose or write, there is a discussion on whether the song will be liked by today’s audience. It’s a very thin line, so we are never really sure while writing and composing today. There was a time when we were 100 per cent sure about our songs. That’s my opinion about today’s music scenario in our industry.

SR: Himesh, you have had back-to-back hits, non-stop, since you started. What has changed when you meet directors now?

Himesh Reshammiya (HR): I don’t think about change. I have always tried doing something new every year. That’s how I have survived and that’s the way my music has grown. So, for me, it’s a very satisfying period in terms of what I have achieved. I see no reason to complain because there is a huge difference in the branding a music director or lyricist used to get in the ‘90s versus today, where we are getting branding almost on par with film stars. There are branded TV shows, commercials, branded songs or videos and there is that much more recall value. So I think this is a time when composers and lyricists are getting plenty of recognition. The only difference is that I have done about 150 films up till now, which I don’t think a new composer will be able to achieve. Also, it will not be possible to do 650 songs during his career because there are so many people right now. That’s the only change – a huge difference in the number of films that a composer or a singer can do at this point in time. If he wants to survive, he has to become exclusive. That will allow him to stay in the industry longer, which was not how it was when I was doing 35 films a year. If I did 35 films a year, there was never a threat that I wouldn’t do well the next year. But now, I don’t want to do more than two films a year.

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Aug 31 2015

Latest Interview: Himeshji

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Himeshji’s latest interview:

You are the only composer among the four judges in The Voice India. Does that give your team members an advantage?
I have been part of shows from where new voices like Neeti Mohan, Mohd Irfan have come up. I have more experience in selecting an unconventional voice. Otherwise there is no advantage. The best thing about The Voice is it has an extremely interesting format. This buzzer round and blind auditions were never seen in India.

You have lost a lot of weight…
Yes, 20kg for my film The Xpose (2014). I have been hitting the gym to get a toned look and abs for my future films Guns N Roses and Heeriye.

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Aug 29 2015

Excerpt: Himeshji remembers Michael Jackson on his birthday

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Our Rockstar Himeshji recently gave a tribute to the King of Pop Michael Jackson who would have celebrated his birthday today:

Himesh Reshammiya: “He was a legend and an inspiration for everyone in music. I think his popularity was unmatched.”

Article Credits: SKJBollywoodnews.com

Twitter/Facebook: HimeshRcom

Jai Mata Di, Let’s Rock!
Jem ;o)

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Jul 04 2015

Latest Interview: Himeshji talks about his forthcoming projects

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Apart from coaching contestants in the reality show The Voice India, Himesh Reshammiya is ready to hit the big screen after two years. In a chat with Shrabasti Mallik he shares that he has composed nine romantic tracks for Salman Khan’s next, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

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Jun 21 2015

Interview: Himeshji celebrates World Music Day!

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Himesh Reshammiya: Our country is blessed with a humongous range of exceptional talent and amazingly most of them are self-taught. From the judge’s seat, I am looking for the best of the best and I know it will be tough to choose.

Article Credits: TimesofIndia.com

Twitter/Facebook: HimeshRcom

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Jun 11 2015

Interview: Himeshji gives more insights into The Voice India

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Is what music composer and coach Himesh Reshammiya is looking for in the The Voice – India?
Sneha Mahadevan (DNA; June 11, 2015)

Along with working on his acting career, Himesh Reshammiya is also juggling as a coach on The Voice – India. Here he talks about what he likes about the show and what he is looking for. Excerpts…

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Jun 10 2015

Latest Interview: Himeshji talks about The Voice India & More!

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The Lean Machine

Well, he’s been THE most popular voice in the country. His reality show avatars have hogged many a news channel’s prime-time shows. Recently, the singer-composer-actor- producer has been in news for his new look for singing reality show, The Voice India, which goes on air today. Mirror caught up with the ‘busy’ star…

New avatar, new look and a new reality show — will we see a new Himesh Reshammiya?
This is a complete lean look for my forthcoming films, but it will be revealed on The Voice India since it is set to go on air first. I am very excited about the look since I’ve lost around 30 kilos!

So, what’s the secret behind a fitter HR… What’s your fitness regime?
I don’t eat after 8.30 pm. I only have healthy food in small meals and religiously indulge in daily workouts. And strictly no ice cream and no oily food.

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Jun 04 2015

Interview: Himeshji talks about the songs in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

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Bollywood musician Himesh Reshamiya says the nine songs that he has composed for Salman Khan starrer family drama “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” are romantic and at the same time bear superstar’s signature flair.

“‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ is the most-awaited film of the year and I have tried to live up to the expectations of Sooraj ji’s script and Salman bhai’s persona, which is historic,” Himesh told PTI in an interview. The musician said he has composed nine “purely romantic melodies which are very soulful and yet have Salman Khan’s stamp on them.” “Prem Ratan Dhan Payio”, also starring Sonam Kapoor, not only reunites Salman with director Sooraj Barjatya after 16 years but also re-teams the superstar with Himesh after 2011’s “Bodyguard”. Himesh has earlier composed music for Salman’s films, including “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?”, “Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa” and “Hello Brother”.

When asked about the recent trend of filmmakers making actors sing in their movies, the composer said he has no issues with it. “If actors are singing well and churning out hits then I think it is a beautiful trend. There is no harm if it’s converting into success, like in the case of Salman bhai,” Himesh said.

The 41-year-old singer will also be seen as one of the coaches on singing reality show “The Voice India” “I chose to be a part of ‘The Voice India’ because of its overall concept of blind auditions… And battles which is very unusual and also because this show has worked universally with the audience (sic). So far, I am loving every moment which I have shot for the show,” he said. According to Himesh, reality singing shows provide a great platform for new talent to kickstart their career, besides offering entertainment.

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