Mumbai: From making legendary Lata Mangeshkar sing twice to making cricketer Brett Lee hum to his tunes, music composer Shamir Tandon has followed the most unusual path in music. Yet again Tandon has teamed up with Shaan for an anthem for a television show that will create awareness of various sports before the Commonwealth Games 2010. This is not a part of the CWG but is an effort to arouse attention amongst youngsters to develop a liking for other sports than just cricket. Model/actor Milind Soman was instrumental in driving this track for the TV show.
After having strategized the non film music career of Shaan by identifying and marketing globally his albums like Tanha Dil, and Bhool Ja, Tandon was instrumental in getting Shaan to collaborate with boy band Blue for the song ‘One Love’ that had Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu grooving. For a live concert, Tandon also got Shaan to jam with the rock band Michael Learns to Rock.
“I found the concept of this show interesting, and I took it as a challenge. In India where cricket is not only a sport but also a religion, something like this is very encouraging for the youth who want to make their career in other sports. Indian sportspersons are doing well in a variety of sporting events. It always feels good to do music for a special cause. As a music director, I compose songs for movies, but this kind of work gives me personal satisfaction,” says Shamir.
Shamir further adds, “The song is called ‘Khel Khel Mein’ and is designed to inspire people towards sports before the commonwealth games hit the nation.”