I’m still a struggler: Anu
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.