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“We haven’t won any Filmfare Award so far” – Sajid – Wajid

Confidence speaks for itself. So when I met Sajid-Wajid at their Andheri office, the duo quotes, “We have a room filled with award trophies. And we still have room for more because we are expecting a few more this season.”


The music director duo will be walking the red carpet tonight at the this year’s Filmfare awards, India’s most prestigious awards ceremony which takes place every year now at the famous Yash Raj studios.


On further questioning on why music is the soul of Indian cinema, Wajid quotes, “Music is forever and it is the purest form of creativity. It has so much strength. People have always remembered songs, old or new, but have forgotten the name of the film that song was a part of. Such is the power of music.”


If India is waiting for the announcement of the next Filmfare award winners tonight, in Hollywood, our very own A.R Rahman must also be waiting for the Oscar results. Yes, the Mozart of Madras has been nominated twice at this year’s Academy Awards under The Best Original Soundtrack and Best Original Song category for his film 127 Hours. Wajid recalls his encounter with the maestro, “Rahman saab is simply great. He deserves everything, not just awards. He keeps very quiet and he is a man of few words with bundles of talent. I’ve learnt to talk less and work more from A.R Rahman. There is much more to Mr. Rahman than what people believe there is. We will miss him at this year’s Filmfare Awards.”


Wajid also recalls some of his favourite songs not composed by them last year. “My favourite song has to be ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji‘ from Ishqiya. What brilliant lyrics by Gulzar saab and a beautifully sung and composed song. Everything about that song is perfect. I also like ‘Pee Loon‘ from Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai. I feel that ‘Surili Ankhiyo Wali‘ from Veer was also good but it wasn’t nominated.


But a shocker came in the form of Raavan. The music director duo were surprised on finding out that not a single song from Mani Ratnam‘s Raavan was nominated at this year’s many of the award functions. Wajid had his own views, “I really expected Raavan songs to do extraordinary. I personally felt that Raavan songs were overdone and was a desperate attempt to try hard and make it too loud. Simplicity had gone out of the box. But having said that, the production of the album was superb. For some reason, Raavan couldn’t touch people’s hearts.”


And before I called quits, I dropped the most important question, “Can you recall your first Filmfare award victory?” Sajid Wajid laugh out loud and answer, “We haven’t won any Filmfare award yet. We’ve eaten the cake for many years. It’s time we eat the cherry and the cream. We have everything except the black lady. Inshallah she’ll be ours this year.”


Now that’s confidence!

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