"Kareena was a big reason for signing Golmaal Returns" - Pritam


By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Pritam has a thing or two for Kareena Kapoor. And he doesn't mind admitting so. "Whenever I hear that a project features Kareena Kapoor, I always get excited. There is something about her presence in my songs that makes me give 200%. I would like to create an array of chartbuster tracks for her", says Pritam who along with Kareena has shared one of the biggest hits of their career - 'It's Rocking' [Kya Love Story Hai].

"The moment 'It's Rocking' was recorded, I knew the song was something special", remembers Pritam, "I got the same vibes for 'Tu Saala' the moment the tune was finalized for Golmaal Returns. The number is choreographed on Kareena Kapoor and I am so happy with the outcome. Now I am keeping my fingers crossed and praying that it exceeds the success of 'It's Rocking'."

Last year, Pritam had created 'Yeh Ishq Hai' especially for Kareena Kapoor once he was signed in for Jab We Met. Later, when he was approached for Golmaal Returns, he didn't have a reason to say 'No'.

"I asked Vishal-Shekhar though whether they were OK if I scored for Golmaal Returns. After all they had composed for the first in the series and done such a fantabulous job. Once they were fine with me stepping in, I began work on the music. Of course, Kareena being a part of the project was a big reason too", adds Pritam with a wink.

Was that the case with Billo Barber too where Kareena Kapoor is supposedly appearing in an item number. "Not really", clarifies Pritam, "When I signed on the dotted line for Billo Barber, Kareena wasn't a part of the project. She came in only later. However, it doesn't hurt to have her as a part of the film. I am now looking forward to my next big hit with Kareena."

Other than Billo Barber, some of the upcoming projects featuring Pritam are Har Pall, Hello Darling and Kutti Chetan And Friends.