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Rohit Shetty is an intelligent filmmaker, says Shekhar Ravjiani

Press Trust of India
Jun 28, 2013 at 05:02pm IST

New Delhi: After working with '100 crore man' Rohit Shetty in 'Golmaal', music composer Shekhar Ravjiani of the Vishal-Shekhar duo is happy to re-team with the filmmaker in his upcoming romantic-comedy 'Chennai Express'.

Shekhar, who is teaming up with Rohit after seven years, said Rohit is one of the nicest persons and they wanted to work with him after 'Golmaal' but somehow it could not happen because other projects kept them engaged all this while.

"Rohit is a hit filmmaker. He is very intelligent man and a fun loving person but very humble and down to earth, it is always a pleasure working with him," Shekhar told PTI.

Rohit Shetty is an intelligent filmmaker: Shekhar Ravjiani

Shekhar Ravjiani says that he is happy to work with Rohit Shetty after 'Golmaal'.

'Chennai Express' stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles and is a story about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram.

The music composer duo have infused regional music with the contemporary elements to suit the script.

"Regional music was the requirement of the film and what we (Vishal and I) have done is we mixed it with our style to give it a sound which is organic and also imparts authentic southern-Indian feel," he said.

The composers have also roped in legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam for title song of the film. With the number, Balasubrahmanyam will make his comeback to Hindi cinema after 15 years.

"We had planned this earlier, the film is based in south India and if we are doing a score based there then we must have SP Balasubrahmanyam.

"He is 67 years old but seems 20 with the kind of energy he has. He still sounds the same as he would 15 years ago, his voice has not changed at all. It took him just an hour to do the whole song! He is a fantastic human being and it's a matter of pride to have worked with a legend like him," said

Shekhar.

Shekhar is currently judging 'Indian Idol Junior' with Vishal and Shreya Ghoshal. He is amazed to see the young talents in the show.

"I'm very excited. It's an unbelievable experience and I feel fortunate to be a part of the show because you get to witness some of the best talent from the country and the kind of singers we have from the age of eight till the age of 15 is incredible," he added.

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