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Piracy has hit the soundtrack of Love Aaj Kal. The songs from this Pritam composed album are freely available on internet. If this wasn’t bad enough, the composer is further hurt by the fact that the version available for download is not even the final mix.
“Actually I was surprised to see the songs all over the internet; more so because I was still in the process of mastering. It’s one thing for the songs to have made it to the internet and even worse when they are the unfinished versions. I am not sure what would the listeners be making of the songs that they are currently hearing”, says a visibly upset Pritam.
Coming together with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali two years after Jab We Met has been a high pressure job for him as well. “Yeah, that’s a baggage that we would always have to carry”, he sighs, “Jab We Met has been a set benchmark for the listeners and comparisons are bound to happen.”
He goes on share a joke that he has been sharing with Imtiaz ever since he started working on the soundtrack of Love Aaj Kal. “We keep telling each other that every review of Love Aaj Kal will start with a standard line – ‘After the super success of Jab We Met, Imtiaz, Pritam and Irshad Kamil (the lyricist) reunite with Love Aaj Kal. So does the soundtrack create a similar magic? Does it meet or exceed the expectations? etc. etc.’ What we are nervous about it to get the answers to these questions. I hope it is yes, yes and yes!”
Well, the team of Love Aaj Kal will certainly have an answer once the album (most likely) hits the stands this weekend. If the response to ‘Twist‘ is anything to go by, there are no reasons why the team of Love Aaj Kal would actually have much to worry about.