Amitabh Bhattacharya On Initially Using An Alias: “I Had Come Here To Become A Singer…”
Amitabh Bhattacharya On Initially Using An Alias: “I Had Come Here To Become A Singer…” (Photo Credit: Facebook/Amitabh Bhattacharya)

This weekend is going to be a blast on The Kapil Sharma Show. The guest for the episode this Saturday are award-winning lyricists Swanand Kirkire, Manoj Muntashir and Amitabh Bhattacharya. While on the show, the trio will speak about their journey in the industry while sharing some anecdotes.

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From what we have got to know about tomorrow’s episode, Bhattacharya will speak about his initial days in the industry. During the ‘90s, he wrote lyrics under an alias name fearing he would not get a chance to sing. He even opened up about the title track Ae Dil hai Mushkil.

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While on The Kapil Sharma show, Amitabh Bhattacharya said, “I had come here to become a singer and I felt that agar main lyrics mein apna naam dunga to kahin singing ka kaam milne se naa reh jaye. I am speaking about the late 90s when I had come here… but dheere dheere daur badla. People became more accepting and encouraging of talents that one had.” (I had come here to become a singer and I felt that if I write lyrics with my name I won’t get work as a singer. I am speaking about the late 90s when I had come here… But slowly, time changed. People became more accepting and encouraging of talents that one had.)

During the episode, he also spoke about how he wrote the title track of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Amitabh Bhattacharya recalled that on the day he and Pritam Da had a meeting with Dharma and has to present the song to them. He said, “What happens with Pritam Da is that agar shaam ko che baje meeting hai, to wo kabhi kabhi paanch baje bhi dhun de dete hain…” (What happens with Pritam Da is that if you have a meeting in the evening at 6, at times he gives you the tune at 5 pm.)

He continued, “Finally, when we left for the meeting, and as we sat in the car, he (Pritam) gave me the dhun. And it was the title song of the film for which I was briefed that it had to have a lot of shiddat and more… From Oshiwara to Khar, I was sitting in the backseat of his (Pritam) car and just kept writing and luckily it all came in a flow. By the grace of God, it got approved as is too.”

The title track of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was chartbuster hit. It was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, composed by Pritam and sung by Arijit Singh.

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