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Compared with   other Indian film composers, I only write about six movies a year. Others   write up to 60.

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I am a friend when   I need to be a friend, a father when I need to be a father, a musician when   music calls. I switch roles accordingly.

I love great   lyrics, and I love the way it could shape a tune into a very unpredictable   one, and I also like taking a great melody and putting lyrics into it.

When I travel with   my kids abroad, I am not myself, but I'm more a father who wants to protect   them. Sometimes, I am even aggressive about certain things and get surprised   seeing myself like that: for instance, when people want to take pictures of   them. I am fine if they want to take my pictures, but they are not public   property.

Bollywood music is   definitely a big part of Indian music and can be a great way to introduce   people to the sound. But I hope to continue to incorporate other types of   Indian music into my work.

I want young   Indian composers to be able to do more than just film music. I want to give   them the skills that will enable them to create their own palette of sounds   instead of having to write formulaic music. It doesn't matter if they become   sound engineers, producers, composers or performers - I want them to be as   imaginative as they like.

Some things are   very low profile, but if they excite me creatively, I accept them. Sometimes   there are high-profile projects, and you have to do it. We all have human   limitations. It is a painful decision to turn things down. Even accepting   'Slumdog Millionaire' was a decision that I had to sacrifice another project.

I think I can get   away, sometimes, with walking in the streets and not getting noticed. I like   that. I want my work to get noticed, not me. And it's slowly getting there,   which is good.

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A good film   demands its own score, and if you are a musician, your conscience will never   allow you to do something mediocre for a good film.