Music director and composer Pritam has had some of Bollywood’s biggest stars dance to his music but there is one star that he feels he does his best work for, Kareena Kapoor. Pritam credits the success of his songs ‘Its Rocking’ from Kya Love Story Hai and the Jab We Met soundtrack to Kareena. Kareena has become his muse and besides Kareena’s appearance in his songs for Billo Barbar and Golamaal Returns, he would love to be the composer for all her work.
Pritam said, “I just feel I’m linked by a creative satellite to her. It started with the ‘Its Rocking’ item-song in Kya Love Story Hai. You’ve to admit it presented Kareena like never before. And it brought me loads of popularity too. Then I did Jab We Metwhich I think is a turning point in my career. If it wasn’t for Kareena my songs like ‘Yeh Ishq Haye’, ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ and ‘Nagara’ wouldn’t have become a rage. And no matter what some people say ‘Yeh Ishq Haye’ is an original composition. I’d say if today I’m doing original work it’s because Kareena inspires me.”
Originally not part of the project, he jumped at the chance to compose the music for Golmaal Returns, all because she was part of the film, “But then I heard Kareena is part of the sequel. And I kicked myself, ‘Shit I wish I could do it.’ To my good fortune Vishal-Shekhar who were supposed to do Golmaal Returns, backed out. I jumped in, rang up Shekhar and asked him, ‘Tu nahin kar rahan hai?’ When he confirmed they were out, I was over the moon. I’ve composed a rocking item song ‘Maine Tujhse Pyar Kiya Hai’ for Kareena in Golmaal Returns,” he explained.
We will also see Kareena in a Pritam song with Shah Rukh Khan for Billo Barbar, “My item song ‘Theek Hai Theek Hai’ sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder for Kareena and Shah Rukh in Billo Barbar is an absolute original.”
Adding, “And if today I’m doing my most creatively satisfying work, I give Kareena a lot of credit for it.”