Prefer to be Sole Composers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Opt out of ‘Saaho’

Composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have backed out from Prabhas’ upcoming action thriller Saaho saying that they were uncomfortable with the idea of having multiple composers working on the same film.

“We wish to inform all our fans that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have opted out of composing the music for 'Saaho'. Here's wishing #Prabhas #Sujeetsign #Vamsi #Pramod #Shyam all the luck for the film,” the trio tweeted.

Explaining the reason behind Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s departure from the film, Shankar Mahadevan told IANS, “The music company wanted to add a few songs from external composers. We are not very comfortable with that. Normally, we prefer to remain the sole composers of the film. That's why we decided to opt out.”

Mahadevan explained that the trio prefers to be the only ones working on a film in order for its music to retain a uniform identity.

“Nowadays you see multi-composers happening on many of the films. They checked if it’s okay with us. We said no. We are not comfortable doing that because we feel one composer retains the identity of the film. There’s got to be a creative thread that joins all the songs. We preferably also do the background score, but even if that’s not there, at least the songs,” he explained.

“If you see all our films, like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Taare Zameen Par and Kal Ho Naa Ho, we have done music as one set of composers. We don't have anything against having multi-composers. But we are not comfortable doing that,” he added.

According to Mahadevan, the decision had been made when Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were in the initial stages of creating the music for the film and that they had just been : “jamming on some ideas.”

Saaho has been directed by Telugu filmmaker Sujeeth and backed by UV Creations and T-Series. It features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma. It hits theatres on 15 August.

(With inputs from IANS)

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