Earlier there were some speculations that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be using Inshallah’s songs in his upcoming project Gangubai Kathiawadi. But now it is cleared that the filmmaker will be composing the entire new soundtrack for the film.
A source close to the director informed SpotboyE, “There’s nothing in common between Inshallah and Gangubai Kathiawadi except Alia Bhatt. While SLB’s music and songs for Inshallah were soft romantic ballads, here in Gangubai he’s going in quite an opposite direction. The songs in Gangubai will be raw earthy and folksy. For the first time SLB is doing a folk-based music score.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali says, “There is a genuine music composer dormant in many filmmakers. Raj Saab(Raj Kapoor) used to compose a lot of his music in his own head. Then he would share his creations with Shankar-Jaikishan who would then mould the compositions into a sophisticated work of art.Another great filmmaker , the underrated Raj Khosla was a singer-composer who collaborated with Laxmikant-Pyarealal for some fabulous music.”
“My greatest compliment as a music composer came to me from my idol Lataji for the music of Bajirao Mastani . Lataji has inspired all my films. She told me that the Latpat latpat opening of my Pinga song was from her song in V Shantaram’s Amar Bhoopali.Lataji said she liked my songs and the way I’ve filmed them. Then she affectionately said, ‘Aapne mera Latpat latpat utha liya.’ I humbly submit that it is indeed true.”
Bhansali adds, “I am also proud to say that the number Deewani mastani in Bajirao Mastani was completely inspired by Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s style of composition.Bajirao Mastani was a tribute to the voice of Lataji, the music of Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the cinema of K Asif and V Shantaram.I am very proud to have absorbed all these influences.”