After a bit of a break, music director Pritam Chakraborty is maha-busy with some of the most-awaited films of the year including Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dilwale, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Jagga Jasoos, and Phantom. However, there is a serious issue in the music industry that keeps haunting the ace music director. The composer feels that there is a serious dearth of musicians who are working towards keeping the Indian classical music alive.
He says, “I think it’s a serious concern as there are only few musicians left who actually know how to play the old classical instruments. It’s about time that someone should take an initiative to keep the Indian music alive. In the West, we see people working towards saving and preserving their western classical music. Like, we can go to Prague to record a Western classical piece.”
Ruing the fact that the classical form of many Indian instruments are not finding players, he adds, “Earlier, every musician had their own team, but now we do face problems when we want certain Indian classical instruments. Those who learn these crucial instruments will be most in demand soon as they would be the only ones trained enough to play them.”