B-town sufi rockstar Himesh Reshammiya's next 'Xpose' that celebrates tinsel town retro era is hitting the marquee on 16th April 2014. In a rare conversation Himesh Reshammiya and his father Vipin Reshammiya get up close and personal to share some unknown facts
On Himesh first break
Himesh would make me so proud even as a child. He was just six years old when he would come and listen to me composing. Even as a child of six, he would sing the song with his own innovation. I buried my ambition of becoming a music director and concentrated only on him and taught him music. I introduced the electronic keyboard in India and would play with all music directors. I had enough money and started producing films. God was always kind to me. When Himesh started composing music, even if I was sleeping, he would come to me at 3 at night and ask me to listen what he has made .I had signed a film with Salman Khan and he would come home every day the film didn't happen but he became good friends with Himesh and loved his compositions. At the time of Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya he remembered those compositions, and Himesh got his first break.
Himesh as a son
He is a wonderful and very loving with good sanskar. Even after his success, every morning he touches my and my wifes feet, and then do his suryanamaskar on the terrace, again come and touch our feet and then start his day. He is my obsession, he is a wonderful soul and a sympathetic person. If a fellow musician comes and asks for help, he will not hesitate at all and will instantly help.
On his Dad
My dad is my guru and I love him the most. My music is a reflection of him. His love for me is unconditional. I still take his approval on every song that I make. I feel when if he gives the song his blessings, it will become a hit. I feel blessed to have him. He invested his life behind me and was always confident about me.
My father was a top musician of his time .I had an older brother Jayesh, who died due to a brain hemorrhage when he was 21. My dad had started producing films and he had started a production company for him only. I just told my dad that I am there and decided that I would always be with my dad. I have been only focused on working. By the age of 16, I had 300 tunes which I had composed and were with me. I started as a music director of a Gujarati TV serial then a serial Andaaz came on Zee TV as producer. I got my first break at 25 as a music director with Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. I owe my break to the complete Khan family, be it Salman bhai, Salim sahab and Sohail bhai. Then my first song as singer Aashiq Banaya Aapne got a Filmfare. More than talent, it has been destiny for me. I got my brother's and my father's blessing. The truth is that it is destiny and some blessings that work in your favour.
On losing weight
I lost 20 kgs over 6 months. I do heavy workout and don't eat between 9pm and 10am. I was a vegetarian but have started eating grilled chicken for my protein intake
On the digs on his nasal singing
I feel every person has their own point of view. I value commercial success a lot. I enjoy composing the most as that is my core competency. The things I do, I am trying.
On working with the growing sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh In The Xpose
Honey Singh is the highlight in the film and will be a very loved negative guy after the film is released. He is a man of heart and I know him from before he became Yo Yo Honey Singh. We used to talk and wanted to collaborate.