Harshit-Sameer pay mu­si­cal trib­utes to Kathua vic­tim

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Singer-com­poser Harshit Sax­ena and lyri­cist Sameer An­jaan have come to­gether to pay trib­utes to 8-year-old rape and mur­der vic­tim from Kathua.

The in­ci­dent had cre­ated an out­rage in the en­tire coun­try prompt­ing the singer-lyri­cist duo to come to­gether with the song ded­i­cated to the vic­tim.

The song has al­ready re­ceived over 2 lakh views in two weeks.

“The song is all about awareness, rais­ing a voice and our sen­ti­ments to­wards the Kathua vic­tim,” says Harshit, a Lucknow na­tive.

“The song goes beyond the Hindu-Mus­lim rhetoric. So many such in­ci­dents are hap­pen­ing in the coun­try and the song car­ries the pain of all the fe­males who have been sub­jected to such heinous crimes,” says Harshit, who has com­posed and sung the num­ber. Lyri­cist Sameer, who hold the Guin­ness World Record for writ­ing max­i­mum num­ber of songs, says, “Mera jo hathiyaar hai woh meri kalam hai (My pen is my weapon) and so I con­cep­tu­alised this song and wrote this to reach out to the masses.”

Harshit says, “When this in­ci­dent hap­pened ev­ery­one was an­gry and were ex­press­ing them­selve. I dis­cussed it with Sameer sir to do some­thing to­gether and what he wrote is bril­liant. Sir has con­nected to it as he him­self has two daugh­ters and is a very emo­tional per­son. His lyrics have both ag­gres­sion and emotions.”

He ad­mits that they got bit late in fi­nal­is­ing the song but still re­sponse they are get­ting is good. “It took time as we wanted to do some­thing which stays for long and sus­tains. We have also re­leased a video.”

Few years back Harshit has come out with a song on In­di­aPak­istan cricket ties which talked about lov­ing the sport rather than hat­ing the op­po­nent.

The song has been shot in a lo­cal stu­dio in Mum­bai. “I have re­leased the song through my YouTube chan­nel. We plan to re­lease one video song ev­ery month. We will be do­ing a lot of in­de­pen­dent mu­sic in it, says Harshit who is do­ing two films as solo com­poser and has three songs in an up­com­ing film, Ho­tel Mi­lan.

Sameer An­jaan

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