Aashiqui 2 clocks 10 years: Composer Mithoon reveals what his father informed director Mohit Suri ‘What my son has done for your film is better than the work of my entire career’

Composer-lyricist Mithoon’s father, Naresh Sharma did the sound association for Aashiqui, which turned out to be a blockbuster again then in 1990. Carrying the franchise ahead, Aashiqui 2 launched in 2013 and it was certainly a destined coincidence that 23 years later, Sharma’s son, Mithoon got here on board to work on the music.

Mithoon recollects composing Aashiqui 2 music because the movie completes 10 years.

“For quite some time, I did not even tell my father that I have been signed up for Aashiqui 2. That gave me a lot of space to work as no conversations were happening with him,” reveals Mithoon, whose profession bought a serious push after the movie’s success.

Admitting that there have been “high expectations” from him to recreate the magic along with his music, he provides, “When the basic idea of the song was ready, I went to him and shared the news. My father gave a very understated reaction. That’s also because he is my guru and I can’t get very pally with him. However, after few days, when he heard the final version of Tum Hi Ho as well as the instrumental in the film, he called up (director) Mohit Suri, who was in South Africa at that time, and said, ‘What my son has done for your film is better than the work of my entire career’. That felt so good.”

Mithoon recollects that being an “extremely emotional” second not only for him but additionally for Suri, as the complete workforce wanted that pat on the again from somebody as skilled as his father.

Tum Hello Ho obtained super response and went on to turning into one of the vital carried out track throughout dwell occasions and actuality reveals. A whole lot of covers had been made for Youtube. Nevertheless, Mithoon confesses that on the time of engaged on it, he by no means anticipated such a superb response.

“I was told by filmmakers Mukhesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt that it will be a huge hit but I have never really dwelled upon the consequences. Mene expect bhi nahi kiya tha ki woh itna pasand kara jayega. In fact, when the song’s first teaser was launched, I had no idea about it and my phone started ringing. Itne calls aane lage ki mujhe laga something has gone wrong. Tab mujhe pata chala ye itna bada hit ho gaya hai,” he gushes.

Ask him what makes that melody timeless, and Mithoon says it’s the intention and never the thought to create any historical past. “All I tried was to work on an emotion I connected to,” says the composer stating how between 2009 and 2012, a variety of experiments had been happening within the Indian music business together with rap music gaining broad recognition.

“I was also tempted to experiment but I stuck to my calling and what I enjoy as a composer. And I am happy I did that as it reaffirmed my faith in the fact that one should always do what one believes in. Aaj bhi log bolte hain ki, ‘It’s a very Mithoon-sounding song’. That feels like an achievement,” he shares.

Mithoon, who is usually requested to carry out that track throughout his dwell reveals, calls its the “most honest moment with his audience.” He tells us, “When all the barriers between me and my audience are broken, and we are one, that’s when I perform Aashiqui. I never see it as a mere presentation to impress people. This song is beyond streaming numbers, awards for me, and when I perform it, I let people know that I am sharing a piece of my life with them.”

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