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‘I’m Kajol’s lucky mascot’

COMPLEMENTING  Ajay Devgan and Kajol. Bollywood music director Anu Malik feels he shares a strong bond with Kajol and Ajay Devgan. In fact, he even believes his songs might be the reason the couple fell in love. “I don’t know whether I’m Kajol’s lucky mascot or she is mine but we have had some great hits. I feel a karmic connection with Kajol and Ajay,” said Malik.

“They will never admit it but I have a strong suspicion that it was my song I Am 16 in the film Hulchul, starring the couple, that brought them together. They will never speak about how they fell in love but they were magical in that song and I think it all started from there,” he added.

Malik has composed for Kajol in films like Baazigar, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and Hulchul while he has composed for Ajay in Vijaypath and Diljale. Now after many years, he has given music for their film Toonpur Ka Superrhero, which is a live action animation film.

The 50-year-old, who has given many chartbuster scores in films like Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Judwaa, Border, Refugee and Main Hoon Na, revealed that giving music for Toonpur... was extremely challenging.

“It has been a very close and special film for me. It was not a very easy project to compose music for. So getting everything right was a task,” he said.

PROUD Anu MalikThe film, directed by Kireet Khurana, is slated to hit screens on December 24. It includes six tracks, four of which have been used in the film. According to the composer, people may find the soundtrack different, but that’s how it was supposed to be made.

 “People start judging very soon. They may not like the soundtrack. I’m open to criticism but it’s very important for people to understand that all these are situation-based songs. Hence, they are different,” he expressed. “We cannot have an item number or a love song because the situations don’t demand them,” he added.

Asked how important sound was for an animation film, he said, “Sound is very important for an animation film because it conveys a lot. It adds a lot to the film. It’s just that the sound has to be exactly what the director has in mind. Then it will be more effective.”

Celebrating the bond of love

CONTENT Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan.Superstar Hrithik Roshan, who marked the 10th anniversary of his marriage with Sussanne Khan recently, has thanked his friends and fans for their love.

“Been reading all tweets...thank you so much for all your wonderful wishes! Sending our love to all out there (sic),” Hrithik posted on Twitter. Actress Mallika Sherawat was among many who wished the couple.

“Happy anniversary to Hrithik and Sussanne...A loveliest of couples! Many more happy years to you both (sic),” she posted. Hrithik and Sussanne have two children — Hrehaan, four, and Hridhaan, two.

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