Kailash Kher and his band, Kailasa, have given us some great music in Teri Deewani and Saiyyaan. Now, they will recreate the magic in a film for the first time -- in Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk To China, starring Akshay Kumar.
Kailasa -- which comprises of Kailash, and brothers Naresh and Paresh -- will be joined by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in Chandni Chowk.
Incidentally, Naresh's wife, Sonal Sehgal, will make her debut in Nagesh Kukunoor's Aashayein, starring John Abraham.
Nithya Ramani spoke to Kailash, Naresh and Paresh about their beginnings, and what the future holds for them. And don't miss the videos, where the trio give us live performances of their songs.
How did the three of you get together?
Naresh: We came together in 2001. We were introduced to Kailash through an acquaintance. At the same time, a company was looking for composers for Kailash's songs. So they approached us. We did not know who Kailash was at that time. When we heard him sing, we were very excited to hear such a voice. We started scoring music for him, and gradually, our band Kailasa was formed.
Kailash: After that, we started composing for albums. We also made songs for television serials. We got some film offers too.
Naresh: We have just finished composing two songs for Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk To China. Kailash had sung Ya Rabba in Advani's earlier film, Salaam-E-Ishq, and he was very impressed. We have changed our style of music in Chandni Chowk. This is not exactly the Kailasa type of music.
Your hit song, Teri Deewani, led to the formation of Kailasa.
Naresh: A very strange thing happened. We were doing a show in Delhi in 2004. Just before the rehearsals, Kailash wrote down some lyrics and gave it a tune. We did not have enough time to rehearse the song. But we went on stage and performed it live. The audiences love it. That is when we thought of improvising on the song and cutting an album.
Our album, Kailasa, released in 2006.
Videos: Hitesh Harisinghani