“Dangal Will Have 5 Songs; All Are Situational” – Reveals Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya

National Film Award winning lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, who has penned all the songs for Aamir Khan’s upcoming film Dangal, said that the actor-producer is very involved by nature in the creative process but never interfered in it.

“Aamir sir was involved, not interfering in the process of music and lyrics writing. The best part is Aamir sir understands the nuances of lyrics,” Amitabh told IANS on Wednesday.

“As we keep calling him a ‘perfectionist’, I understood why they say so when I worked with him. He is always interested in interacting with us (lyricist and composer) and to improve the narration from all aspects,” he added.

Aamir Khan was involved but didn’t interfere with music in Dangal: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Asked if there is any reason behind interacting with the media on his birthday, he said, “It actually coincided with my birthday. But I am enjoying the day talking about our upcoming films and my work.”

Sharing his birthday memories, the “Emotional Attyachar” lyricist said, “I had a very normal childhood where all my friends would come for cake cutting and my mother would cook something special for me. After staying away from home for long, now that my parents shifted with me, I am expecting that Ma will prepare a birthday special Payesh (a Bengali sweet dish) tonight (Wednesday).”

While “Haanikaarak Bapu” and the title song “Dangal” is gaining popularity among the listeners, Amitabh says, “The film has five songs and all of them are involved in the narration. All the songs are adding up to the story. So they are situational.”

Sharing his experiences of working with Aamir Khan, Amitabh said, “I was one of those youngsters who bunked classes to watch “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” five times. Working with him was not even in my wildest dreams. So today, when I am interacting with him, writing for his film, it is absolutely overwhelming.”

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, “Dangal” starring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar in lead roles, is releasing on December 23.

We Should Not See Demonetisation’s Short Term Impact: Aamir Khan

Actor Aamir Khan has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. He says the country’s interest comes before anything including the release of his film “Dangal“.

Asked if the decision might impact “Dangal” release, Aamir said: “It is more important to agree with what is good for nation. We should not see it’s short term impact. What is necessary for the country needs to be done. If my film is getting affected, it is a small thing.”

Aamir expressed his views about the move at the song launch of the film here on Saturday.

We should not see demonetisation’s short term impact: Aamir Khan

Nitesh Tiwari’s film sees Aamir portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta was India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games where she clinched the gold medal while Babita won the silver.

Aamir plays both the younger and older characters of Phogat in the film. “Dangal” is scheduled to release on December 23.

Tiwari also said that “it is bound to affect certain things and help certain things. We should see it’s larger picture”.

Talking about his film, Aamir said: “The central thought of the film is that a girl is no lesser than a boy. The message of the film is that we should not create a difference between girls and boys.”