Anjjan wanted his own identity: Harmeet
The parting of Anjjan Bhattacharya (centre) with Harmeet Meet (right) and Manmeet Meet (left) aka Meet Brothers came as a shock to their fans, but Harmeet says that Anjjan wanted to have his own identity.
“Anjjan wanted his own identity because Meet Bros have been there for 15 years and Anjjan joined us only in 2010. So I am saying that subconsciously, people would just stop at Meet Bros, and Anjjan was not getting his due. Since he is like a brother, he put it very nicely to us and we agreed to it. We totally respected his identity,” says Harmeet of Meet Brothers.
The trio has churned out hit songs such as Baby Doll, Party to Banti Hai and Chittiyan Kalaiyaan and are open to working together in the future.
While some might call it a publicity stunt, the Meet Brothers insist that creating separate brands cannot be so simple nor feasible.
“We are not new music directors. It’s not easy to make separate brands. Nobody would buy it (if it was a gimmick) because you need to have separate bank accounts, separate companies and people have to give you work separately. A filmmaker won’t give Anjjan or us a separate track because we want to do a gimmick,” says Harmeet.
Manmeet explains, “Our careers won’t survive. Had this been a gimmick, we would not have been able to sign big projects without Anjjan but we are doing it. Even Anjjan would have not allowed such a gimmick either.”
A filmmaker won’t give Anjjan or us a separate track because we want to do a gimmick Manmeet Singh, composer