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Sallu is a big musical superstar: Wajid Ali

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

He has composed several chartbusters for Salman Khan and popular singer-music composer Wajid Ali, of Sajid-Wajid fame, said that the superstar has a very good taste for music.

The duo first composed a song for the 1998 Salman starrer "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" and went on to give music in films like "Wanted", "Dabangg" and "Jai Ho". Wajid says Salman is a "musical superstar" with a fantastic taste of songs.

"He is a very big musical superstar. I started working with him in ''Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya'' whose production started in 1997-98. We have been working for almost 18 years, so we know the kind of taste Salman has. And it's fantastic," Wajid said.

The "Mashallah" singer said Salman selected various songs ranging from classical-based 'Lagan lagi' from "Tere Naam" to the funky rap song "You're My Love" from "Partner" with ease, which shows his versatility. The kind of songs we gave him, he selected all of them from 'Lagan lagi' of Tere Naam, (songs for) ''Partner'', ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'', even 'Tere Mast Mast Do Nain'. One man selecting all these songs can't be a fluke. Whatever he has worked with, has been a super hit. I've been lucky that my songs have been appreciated by people. The collaboration is the result of love and respect we share with each other. He is like an elder brother," Wajid added.

The singer, who has given chartbusters like "Fevicol Se", "Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita" and "Soni De Nakhre" feels there is tremendous pressure on music composers to deliver hit songs consistently. "The pressure is always there. If a person doesn't give a hit song, he will sit at home and make music for himself. If you are not a hit composer or singer, nobody wants to interview or talk to you.  That's a very sad situation."

Wajid will be seen mentoring aspiring singers on the show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" along with Sajid, music composer Pritam and singer Mika Singh. The singer said reality shows are both easy and difficult for aspiring singers to make it in Bollywood.

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