Director Mohit Suri, who is all set for the release of his upcoming movie “Ek Villain” says that it were the super hit music of his films that people noticed him in the industry. The filmmaker says that the music of his past films – “Kalyug” (2005), “Woh Lamhe” (2006), “Murder 2″ (2011) and “Aashiqui 2″ (2013) – has been responsible for instilling faith in film producers about his work.
Suri said in an interview, “I could not have reached this point in my career if my songs had not been hits. When I started I was 22, and there were only newcomers in my films. If my songs were not hits, then people would not have given me any chances in my career… Be it the songs ‘Woh lamhe’ or ‘Jiya dhadak’ and’” – the songs in my films were hits.”
The filmmaker believes that good songs have always drawn the audiences to watch a film and hence contributes to a film’s and filmmaker’s success. He said, “It is not only about me. From the times of ‘Aashiqui’ (1990), which starred newcomers, people went to watch the film because of its songs. It’s always been there and it will go on.”
Suri’s upcoming movie “Ek Villain” starring Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra has already got good responses for its songs like “Galliyan” and “Banjaara”, which are already ruling the charts. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the upcoming romantic-thriller is slated to release on June 27.