NEW DELHI: He has been
in the industry for about 40 years and churned out
soulful tunes like "Jab koi baat bigad jaye" and "Dil
kya kare". But veteran music composer Rajesh Roshan
says he is thrilled to have got a chance to sing for
the first time in the movie "Kites".
"This is my first playback ever and it was truly a
great experience. I am quite thrilled to finally do
it," Rajesh Roshan, the 54-year-old brother of
filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, told IANS in an interview
on phone from Mumbai. Roshan has sung the song
"Fire" along with composer Vishal Dadlani in the
movie that stars his nephew Hrithik Roshan, who too
is making his singing debut with the
"I have been lazy long enough, now I don't want to
be. Even earlier there were songs where I was not
finding appropriate voices, but still I overlooked
that and didn't get the perfect voice to sing it.
"Now I won't do that. Now if I feel I should sing a
song I will give it a try. Maybe in future I get
more songs suitable for my voice," he said.
Rajesh Roshan claims "Fire" was the most difficult
song to compose in the album.
"'Fire' was the most difficult and challenging
track. It has the effects of trance music, which is
not easy to create and that is something I haven't
indulged in before.
"Also, we were not getting the right voices to sing
the track. We wanted a voice that sings as if in a
spell. That is the feel of trance but that was
getting lost somewhere. So eventually I decided to
step in myself and sing the starting part," he said.
The soundtrack of "Kites" includes six originals and
three remixes. It is quite different from Rajesh
Roshan's earlier movies "Julie", "Yaarana", "Karan
Arjun" and "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai".
The composer said apart from "Fire", he didn't face
much trouble thanks to his brother - who is also the
producer of "Kites".
"I had people like Rakesh, Hrithik and Anurag with
me who have a musical ear. They used to pick the
right tunes unanimously and that's the most
essential thing. Even if one of them didn't
understand good music, then there would have been a
problem," he said.
Asked for the reason, the composer said: "We were
making a film that had to be relevant not just
nationally but internationally, so I wanted to
compose accordingly. Music has no language; so the
feel you create has to suit the film. Through the
feel I wanted the music to be understood by all in
"Kites", about an Indian man's affair with a Latin
woman and their predicament as they don't understand
each other's language, is being made in Hindi and
English. The English version has been reworked by
well-known Hollywood director Brett Ratner. Also
starring Mexican actress Barbara Mori and Kangana
Ranaut, it will be released May 21 in over 60
Asked why he works for his brother's films only
nowadays, he said: "I'm very comfortable working
with my brother. There are no ego hassles. Also, we
all strive for perfection; so there is no compromise
on creativity. I found my niche while working with
"Another reason is that I've been giving music for
the past almost four decades and so I have to reduce
my work now. Also, I haven't been offered anything
very interesting from others. There are no barriers.
Since I'm comfortable with my family, I work with
them but it's not that I'm averse to others," he