"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,"
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
"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,"
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 the world."
"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 countries.
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 Rakesh.
"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,"