I’m still a strug­gler: Anu

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Mu­sic com­poser Anu Ma­lik (right) says that even to­day he is a strug­gler who goes around ask­ing for work. “I’m still a strug­gler, by the way. Even to­day I keep ask­ing for work and I’m not ashamed of this,” Anu says.

Anu has backed new­com­ers as a judge by giv­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to them on re­al­ity shows. But his per­sonal strug­gle has been a dif­fi­cult one. “When I was around 11 or 12, I had to meet pro­duc­ers and di­rec­tors for work, I didn’t have the plat­form. I was des­per­ate for work. I re­mem­ber one of the pro­duc­ers say­ing, ‘We have RD Bur­man, Laxmikant-yare­lal, Kalyanji-Anandji with us, why should we take you?’ They were such great com­posers that to get a foothold in the industry was very tough for me,” he said.

“Cut to 2015, things have changed, there are re­al­ity shows where peo­ple come in and get a chance to show­case their tal­ent,” Anu added.

“We have such fan­tas­tic tal­ent in In­dia, and there are some great Marathi singers, great sound pro­duc­ers, great sound en­gi­neers, and a great breed of lyric writ­ers. All they need is a plat­form to show­case the tal­ent,” con­cludes Anu.

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