‘Paltan’ and ‘Mulk’ are Sashte’s new works

Music producer and composer, Prasad Sashte, has been closely connected to music since childhood. He began his music career from ‘Devdas’ as an assistant programmer with Monty Sharma.
Metrolife had a chat with Prasad about his musical journey and his other interests.

How did your music career start?

Music has been a part of my life from the time I remember. Growing up in a musical family had its impacts on me. I was very young when my father got me a Casio. The constant encouragement at home kept me going. I started off with small shows back in hometown. My music career took off when I started working under Monty Sharma. Since then,
there has been no looking back.

Who is your inspiration?

I learnt a lot when I was working with Monty Sharma. The guy knows western classical music the best. Every project is an inspiration.

Who is your favourite singer?

Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar are my all time favourites. Of recent times, I like Papon, KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal among many others. All of them have their own style of singing, and that is what I like the most.

Do you like travelling? Which is your favourite tourist spots?

I like travelling. But I do not have the luxury of ‘free time’; I end up working even on weekends. In fact, whenever I complete a project, I go on a 3-4 day trip with my family to relax. Manali and Munnar are my favourites. You can literally drive through the clouds in Munnar; that’s the best thing about that place.

Tell us about your upcoming projects.

I have a lot of things lined up at present. I’m doing the background score of ‘Namaste England’, which is set to release this October. My recent projects include ‘Paltan’ and ‘Mulk’.

Are you a foodie?

Yes! I love eating. Hailing from Maharashtra, I love all the festive delicacies. Bengali food is my favourite. I like crabs, but I’m mostly a fish person.

Your relationship with Bengaluru...

Bengaluru is a beautiful city with kind people. I often visit Bengaluru as many of my relatives live in the city. But I’m here for work most of the times. I recently came down with my family to Bengaluru, and we went on a drive to Coorg. Coorg is another place I would like to visit again.

Do you read books? What genres do you prefer reading?

I’m not much into English novels. Maharashtrian literature is rich, and this is true of any language. I usually prefer the horror genre.

Who is your favourite actor? Do you prefer movies over books?

Shah Rukh Khan is my favourite. I like him because everybody likes him (laughs). I prefer both books and films, but films help me visualise the book.

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