*Vishal Shelke is ready to rock IIFA 2023 as he gets nomination for his debut song ‘Nain Ta Heere’ from ‘Jug Jug Jeeyo’*
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Music composer Vishal Shelke opens up about the musical journey and getting the IIFA Nomination. “I had never imagined that my very first song will receive the IIFA nomination. I am grateful to god for all the love the song has received.“ ‘Nain Ta Heere’ which featured in Dharma Productions ‘Jug Jug Jeeyo’ won all hearts and became a chart-buster on youtube and Spotify for several weeks. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Singh in pivotal roles. The song is sung by Guru Randhawa and Asees Kaur, the melodious song ‘Nain Ta Heere’ was picturized on Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani which instantly became hit and Vishal was praised by industry and listeners alike.
After being nominated for his debut song, Vishal Shelke is very excited to attend the IIFA Awards which is being held in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi towards the end of this month. “Whether I win or someone else gets the award, I will always cherish these beautiful moments. For me being nominated is a great feeling. It’s a motivation for me to compose great songs and follow my passion.”
But do you know that Vishal Shelke’s debut composition ‘Nain Ta Heere’ was meant to feature in another film? Yes, the song was originally composed for Dharma Productions ‘Good Newz’ and was supposed to be picturized on lead pair Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. But for some reason that didn’t happen. Says Vishal, ‘I will be eternally grateful to Karan Johar and Dharma Productions for believing in me and providing such a great opportunity for a newcomer like me.”
Talking about his journey as a music composer in the industry Vishal reveals that it wasn’t easy to get a break in Bollywood but he never lost hope and kept on working on his craft. “I have learnt Hindustani classical music. I use to create scratches and use to approach filmmakers almost every day during my struggling period. Eventually, all the hard work and patience paid off. Also, training under music maestro A. R. Rehaman sir has been a life-changing experience, I consider him my Guru.”
Vishal considers director Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta and music supervisor Azeem Dayal as his guiding lights. “They have been a great pillar of strength during the making of this song. They guided me really well and never treated me like a newcomer”
Interestingly, after getting widely recognised for ‘Nain Ta Heere’ the offers to compose music for big films are pouring in for Vishal Shelke. When probed about his upcoming films for which he is composing music, Vishal mentioned, “Currently, “I am working on the music of 2-3 interesting films and a few independent songs but currently I am not allowed to reveal much about them but you will get to know about them soon.”