Dinner with Ehsaan Noorani
A dream come true for some of us living on the other side of the globe. Ehsaan was in US on vacation and had done skydiving that day. There was a dinner in the evening at our friend’s home and Ehsaan was expected to be there.
We have been fans of modern music and were excited to meet one of the founders of modern music.
You will notice in the video how at ease he was while we were peppering him with questions. Since it’s a casual dinner and not a formal interview, please excuse the unwanted noise.
You will notice in the video how at ease he was while we were peppering him with questions.
Ehsaan talked about his early days, how he got hooked onto music. He even talked about being told by the science department to try something simple since he got “..half out of 100..” .
Thank God for that !
Just imagine if Ehsaan had chosen to be an architect like the rest of his family and then imagine Bollywood without the amazing music of Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Don,Taare Zameen Par, Rock On, My Name Is Khan, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara just to name a few.
Did you know that in the early days, he was not enamored with Bollywood music of the 90s. He talked about when the opportunity came up to compose Music for Dus, how the three of them (Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy) got together to do something different. He also chuckled at the fact that their item song in Shool ‘UP Bihar lootne’ became the trend setter for all others.
We were amazed as to why Ehsaan still composes TV Ad jingles. He explained why composing jingles is often tougher than creating songs.
We asked him for some tips for parents trying to make their kid the next Ehsaan and he had some great advice for the youngsters and more importantly their parents.
We were impressed with the cool attitude of Ehsaan. He wears his celebrity status with ease and has absolutely zero hangups. A truly cool individual & a very inspirational human being.
We debated about putting up the video as there is lot of noise from screaming kids and people chatting around the dinner table, but then life is not perfect. There is noise everywhere, you have to train your ears to listen to what is important so the unedited video is now uploaded. We loved our time with Ehsaan and maybe through this video you will get to relive some of those moments .
Watch interview with Ehsaan Noorani .