Published : 16th January 2019, Mumbai
When we hear a good song we usually praise the singer, but we rarely appreciate the man who composed it. Today we would like to introduce Puneet Dixit The multi-talented Music director, Music composer, singer, and Performer.
Puneet Dixit is basically from Jabalpur(M.P.) and currently living in Mumbai(M.H.), he got inspiration from his grandfather, he is currently working as a music director on “Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega” a Zee Tv show. His song Lakeerein from Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega crossed 12 Million views on youtube. he soon to compose music for Kartik Aryan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer “Kirik Party”.
FMN Reporter Pranjali had Q and A session with Music director Puneet:-
Q. What got you into music?
A. My grandfather was very popular in Jabalpur, many people in Jabalpur used to learn music from him, He was a very good classical singer but he never considered singing as a profession. I learned from him, he taught me to play Harmonium & piano, my father used to be part of an orchestra which used to be famous, everyone in my family loves music. so that is why I chose music as my career.
Q. How would you describe your music?
A. I am a very commercial music composer, all my songs are commercial, so my audience can connect with them easily, my music is very simple music people don’t have to dig deep. There are different kind of music composers in the industry like Amit Trivedi, A.R. Rehman, they create different kind of music and they have their own audience. Only a few people understand Vishal Bharadwaj kind of music & these are the only people understand music.
Q. Who would you like to collaborate with ?
A. I would like to work with everyone, I don’t have any particular choice in my mind, even I am a singer, so sometimes when it feels like i can sing this song better then I prefer to sing myself. Like my song Lakeerein became a big hit and it crossed 13 million views.
Q. What projects you are currently working on? Which project is going to release first in the coming days?
A. Right now I am working on Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega a Zee TV show, after then I am going to work on a new Star Plus TV show based on the friendship of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, as well as their fight with Kalyuga. Along with this, I am working on two T-series movies, one of which stars Himansh Kohli and other one named “Ho Jaa Zara Matlabi” which stars Ruslaan Mumtaz, Surveen Chawla, Poorva Rana, after then I am gonna work in a Karan Johar movie named “Kirik Party” which stars Kartik Aaryan & Jacqueline Fernandez.
Q. Who is your favorite music director?
A. Of course Pritam, I have worked with him and learned a lot from him, he will always be my favorite, but i would like to compose music like A. R. Rehman, because he always creates something unique.
Q. How is working in Bollywood and Tellywood?
A. it has been a very good experience, I am working here for five years, first two years I used to assist music directors and I learned a lot of things assisting, and then I did my first movie as a music director “Tomchi”.
After then I did ” Kaun Kitne Pani Mein” starring Saurabh Shukla, Radhika Apte, and Kunal Kapoor. After then I did a Marathi movie ‘shortcut”, starring Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, i have done a lot of TV shows like Laado 2, Belan Wali Bahu. Both TV and Flim industries are the same for me, these days due to social media movie songs as well as TV serial songs are equally popular in youtube, you will get everything in youtube, these days TV serial songs are better than movie songs I think. We never differentiate between TV serial and a movie.
Q. How was your experience with the music biggies you have worked with?
A. I have worked with Sajid -Wajid, I have worked with Sohail Sen, I used to do music videos for them, Mohit Chauhan is a good friend of mine, and he is kind of father figure for me, he is a very nice person, I learned a lot from him, he is around 52 years old and he has a lot of experience of life & music, he shared his experience with us. He is singing for me in my next T-series movie “Ho Jaa Zara Matlabi”, he always guides me.
Q. Where do you see yourself in the competition?
A. Right now I don’t consider myself in competition because i don’t have many songs to my name, I have just started as a music director, I can answer this question after one or two years when I will have enough songs to my name & then I can assume where I am going in the industry, I just started and started amazing, all my competitors are my friends like Amaal Malik, Tanishk Bagchi, these guys have achieved a lot in the last two-three years & they deserve because they have been working hard since the last ten-twelve years, this is just my start and when you know the audience likes your music, you are gonna achieve something.
Q. Which is your favorite movie?
A. I do have a lot of favorite movies, like Veer-Zara and Ghazi Attack
Q. Which is your favorite song?
A. I like every song but particularly Tum Ho from Rockstar.
Q. Who is your celebrity Crush?
A. Genelia D’Souza
Q. Are you single?
Q.What is one message you would give to your fans?
A. Keep faith in yourself and work hard, who ever works hard gets what he wants.