New sound of music

New sound of music

They have had their share of struggle in the industry though — mortifying years spent looking for a break, knocking at doors, doing ad jingles, playing for dandiya, composing for small movies and so on. But Bollywood today is a different place, it is younger, more adventurous and open to new ideas.

Harshit Saxena, a promising new composer with a superhit to his credit, Hale Dil Tujhko Sunata (from ‘Murder 2’), is remarkably sensitive to the plight of the old composers. “Today, all the big names are sitting at home with no work,” says Saxena, who was a reality show participant.

The flip side of the boom is that the limelight is available to these composers for a much shorter time. As Saxena puts it, “There was a time when you could reign for 20 years. Today, two years
seem huge.”

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