It’s known that actor Ranbir Kapoor is passionate about football and also owns the football club Mumbai FC now. But few know that the actor got in touch with music director Pritam, who recently resumed his work post a much-needed break, for creating his club’s theme anthem.Sharing the details of working with the actor, Pritam said in a statement, “Ranbir and I share a long association and now I am composing for his home production, ‘Jagga Jasoos’. He came to me a few weeks ago asking me to compose a theme anthem for his football club Mumbai FC. I initially assumed it was a song and I composed it as such with Amitabh Bhattacharya composing the lyrics. When he dropped in at my recording studio last Saturday to hear it, he told me he didn’t want a song.”
But looks like the music director wasn’t remorseful of his work being scrapped at the last minute by Ranbir as the actor assured Pritam that his song would be used in one of Ranbir’s films! “He told me he would use it in one of his films. He then sat with Amitabh and me for two hours and stated what he exactly wanted – an anthem which the crowds can chant without music and clap to as one. He was very clear that it shouldn’t sound like a song and wanted it to be without music. It was really simple to compose this song,” Pritam added.
Praising Ranbir as possessing the knack to know what he wants, Pritam said, “The best part of the experience was, that by the end of it, I understood that there’s a director in Ranbir and that he’d soon become one. The way he took charge of the whole thing and recorded the anthem was fantastic – just a day before his club played the match in Kolkata. Ranbir knows what he wants exactly and guided us accordingly.”