Mumbai, Oct. 6 -- Salman Khan is known to take interest in the music of his film's and often gives his suggestions to composers. So, when it came to the musical score of his debut production, the actor was more than keen to lend a helping hand.
The film that stars newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, and is to be helmed by Nikhil Advani, is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit, Hero. Music composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, and Salman, wanted to recreate the magic of some of the famous songs of the original film, but the idea met with some hurdles.
It was reported that when the team approached the recording label that had the rights of the songs, they quoted a hefty price, which made Salman change his mind. "It was Salman's idea to have the original songs in the film, but that didn't materialise, so he decided to take things in his own hands. Salman has collaborated with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy on the music of the film," says a source.
The source adds that Salman devoted time for the film's music, whenever it was needed, and says, "Though Salman was busy with shooting and promotions of his films, he agreed to be readily available for Nikhil and his team for any discussion regarding the music of the film. After listening to the songs, he provided his inputs, which were incorporated in the songs." While Salman remained unavailable for comment, a source close to the actor says, "Nikhil and Salman have collaborated to curate an album that hopefully matches, if not surpasses the original."