Mumbai: Music composer Pritam is eager to fulfill his dream of many years – to come out with his album – and says it might come out soon.
“I dream about a personal album every year but I just don’t get the time for it. There are numerous films which I have to deliver, so I get less time but definitely it’s on my mind to come up with my own album and you can hear it soon,” said Pritam in a press meet before performing at the Royal Stag Barrel MTV Unplugged Season 5 on Saturday.
About the possible genre of his album, he said: “I have all kind of ideas, it depends on the idea with which we proceed. Only when we’ll make the album, will I be able to tell, it’s too early. This year I have five releases and my whole year will get spent in readying these songs.”
The five films are all big films – “Dangal”, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, “Jagga Jasoos”, “Azhar” and “Dishoom”.
Pritam has been in the industry for 15 years now, having started out with Jeet Gannguli in the first few films before they parted ways. But he has chalked out back-to-back songs for numerous films in numerous genres over the years.
Regarding his favourite genre, he said: “I have done about 100-102 films, and I have done all kind of genres. I have done dark romantic films… like I’ve extensively worked with Vishesh Films, with the Bhatts, action genre, Punjabi and romantic films. But doing romantic films, rom-com or a bit dark romantic or intense, passionate romantic like Vishesh Films’ genre is what I like the most.
“Also at this stage of my life, I have kind of decided to try and stay away from action films and comedy films – the films where music is not that important.”
Pritam prefers composing music according to the script.
“When you’re a film music director, it becomes important that you do what the film exactly demands, the film’s boundaries define the kind of music it’ll have.
“The music changes according to the movie. In the way the characters change, my music template also has to be changed otherwise it wouldn’t fit the film, neither will it help the film nor the film helps it.”
Despite taking a sabbatical, he still had three big releases last year – “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Phantom” and “Dilwale” – all of which were appreciated and liked.