Mumbai: After donning several hats in multiple award-winning film Haider as composer, director, producer and writer, Vishal Bhardwaj is switching to his first passion of music direction in Drishyam.
Although, the film is an emotional thriller, Vishal and legendary writer Gulzar wanted to create an item number for the film. Director Nishikant Kamat, however, did not allow it.
At a media interaction for the film where his song Carbon Copy from Drishyam, was screened, Vishal said: "Gulzar sahab and I were keen on making an item number for this film. But Nishikant disappointed us by saying that he wanted a song on the lines of Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le.
"It rarely happens that directors approach us with songs of this kind of aesthetics," added Vishal.
About producer Kumar Mangat, Vishal said: "I had a great association with Kumarji for songs like Naina Thag Lenge for Omkara.
"But Kumarji does not free you till you give him a brilliant song. So I try to make a beautiful song just to get rid of him," said the Haider director.
On reuniting with Ajay Devgn after Omkara, Vishal said: "I really enjoyed working on this film. I don't even think twice if I get an opportunity to work with Ajay and Kumarji as the most amazing experience of my life has been in Omkara. I really miss working with Ajay and Kumarji."
Produced by Viacom 18 and Kumar Mangat, Drishyam features Tabu and Shriya Saran apart from Ajay Devgn. The movie will hit the theatres on July 31.