25 years of Judwaa: Anu Malik says Salman Khan was a real game-changer for film music | Bollywood

With iconic songs like Oonchi Hai Building, Tan Tana Tan Tan and Duniya Mein Aaye, from Judwaa The soundtrack continues to be loved by Bollywood fans even after 25 years of the film’s release. And singer-songwriter Anu Malik credits actor Salman Khan for inspiring and motivating him to push his limits.

“I remember looking at Salman and seeing that masti in his eyes. That became the inspiration point for me. I was like, ‘I better give songs that would suit him at T ‘. I always believed the star was doing the song,” Malik says.

While the singer worked hard to create ‘futuristic’ compositions for director David Dhawan released in 1997, it was the spark and funk of Salman as well as Karisma Kapoor and Rambha that captured the hearts of audiences, the making it always green.

Malik continues: “Salman was a real game-changer. I remember meeting him outside a dance hall in Juhu and saying, “Ek dum kuch alag karte hain.” It was a nice motivating pep talk from him, with me thinking he expects me to really stand up.”

In fact, Salman was also an inspiration for the music, as Malik says: “He has a very different style. I watched him as an actor and a person, and music was born that will stand the test of time. I’m lucky it has stood the test of time. »

The singer, who also lent his voice to Oonchi Hai Building and East Aur West India is the bestreveals that Salman went “berserk” when he first heard the song.

“You can see it on the screen. He’s not very vocal when it comes to giving praise, but you guess with the way he smiles to the tunes, eyes twinkle and inquire about the set. It’s his seal of approval for the song,” says Malik, praising Salman for his “tremendous musical sense and ability to pick a good song and a bad song.”

Opening up about the process, the 61-year-old shares, “Till this day people as well as songwriters are calling me asking how I managed to record these songs and get the sound right. At that time, I was considering doing something very futuristic compared to the music of the time, and getting out of the typical area. I remember humming those songs and expecting rejection.” He feels the smooth transition from funky beats to “desi” sounds did the trick.

For Malik, his legacy lives on through these tunes. “These set a trend, which people love to this day around the world. That recall value is my legacy. It’s a great feeling,” he concludes.

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