Mumbai: Lyricist SAMEER, who completes 25th year of his career as song writer this year and has bagged his 500th film ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s SAAWARIYA ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ now storms the South in a big way.
He has bagged three prestigious films down South ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam and Singeetham Srinivasa Rao’s 3-D animation film Maya Bazar. Both the films have music by Himesh Reshammiya. The third film is —- and Sameer works with legendary Ilayaraja.
So far Sameer has written 5000 songs, including private albums.Sameer has written 90% songs for leading music directors Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind and Himesh Reshammiya. (The famous ghost-invoking song Jhalak DiklajaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ was written by him).
He has worked with almost all the leading filmmakers. They include B.R.Chopra, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Sanjay Leela Bhansli, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, David Dhawan, Abbas-Mustan, Sunil Dharshan, Dharmesh Darshan, Raj Kanwar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Inder Kumar, Satish Kaushik, Kamal Haasan, Nikhil Advani and J.P.Dutta, to name a few.
Perhaps he is one of the few successful writer son of a successful writer ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the late Anjaan.