Singer and Composer Vishal Mishra is known for composing music in film Tutak Tutak Tutiya. His upcoming Bollywood projects as a music composer are Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ and Anand L Rai’s ‘Aapke Kamre Main Koi Rehta Hai’ among others. His recent song was Pyaar Ho from Munna Micheal.
Vishal has also composed for a few upcoming Marathi films like Mahesh Manjrekar’s Spruha, Aakash Thosar (Sairat Fame) starrer ‘FU – Friendship Unlimited’, Bhikhari and Koregaon Park.
We at UrbanAsian got a chance to interview him. Have a look:
- Who/What inspired you to become a music composer?
I think the things that inspired me to become a music composer were the songs that I grew up listening to. I wanted to recreate the magic of yesteryear’s music. What we hear today is somewhat inspired by the past. I was fortunate to grow at a time when music was surreal and that somewhere has been my inspiration. Being inclined to music all along, I think composing music was my calling in life.
- You had been part of a reality show, ‘Bharat Ki Shaan – Singing Star’. When will we see you judging any singing reality show?
Bharat Ki Shaan was a wonderful experience. Judging is a very difficult task and whenever I am ready and if it interests me then you will surely see me judging a reality show.
- Who is your favorite singer?
I don’t think I can choose any one person. The current crop of singers is brilliant. Of course, there is the evergreen Sonu Nigam who I think everyone loves, Arijit of course and quite a few others. They all have their strengths and choosing one will be unfair.
- What genre are you most comfortable in?
My genre is making music that touches my soul. It can be a dance number, a ballet, a hip-hop number it just has to be something that I connect with my soul.
- An actor for whom you would want to compose a song?
I am a very greedy man. I want to compose for everybody and every actor whose doing great work.
- Have you been in a situation where you had to compose something in a few hours and you couldn’t? If yes, when?
Fortunately, I have never been in a situation where I had to compose and I couldn’t make it. Nearly 100% of my tunes have been composed in less than one hour. I am impulsive by nature and my first attempt usually is what works best.
- Any Upcoming Projects
I am doing a film with Gaurav Sinha, it’s a beautiful film it’s called ‘Aapke Kamre Main Koi Rehta Hai’, then I am doing a film called ‘Pranaam’ it’s a project where I loved the script as it was beautiful. Then I am doing a film for Phantom as well.