He has composed several chartbusters for Salman Khan and popular singer-music composer Wajid Ali, of Sajid-Wajid fame, says the superstar has a very good taste for music.
The duo first composed a song for the 1998 Salman starrer Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and went on to give music in films like Wanted, Dabangg and Jai Ho. Wajid says Salman is a “musical superstar” with a fantastic taste of songs.
“He is a very big musical superstar. I started working with him in Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya whose production started in 1997-98. We have been working for almost 18 years so we know what kind of taste Salman has. And he has a fantastic taste,” Wajid said in an interview.
The Mashallah singer said Salman selected various songs ranging from classical-based ‘Lagan lagi’ from Tere Naam to the funky rap song ‘You’re My Love’ from Partner with ease which shows his versatility.
“The kind of songs we gave him, he selected all of them from ‘Lagan lagi’ of Tere Naam, (songs for) Partner, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, even ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’. One man selecting all these songs can’t be a fluke. Whatever he has worked with others has also been super-hit,” he said.
“So I’ve been lucky that my songs have been appreciated by people. The collaboration is the result of love and respect we share with each other. He is like an elder brother so automatically you have to give it your best,” Wajid added.
The singer, who has given chartbusters like ‘Fevicol Se’, ‘Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita’ and ‘Soni De Nakhre’ feels there is tremendous pressure on music composers to deliver hit songs consistently.