Mumbai: After Barfi music composer Pritam reunited with filmmaker Anurag Basu for Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer "Jagga Jasoos". There were reports that the film will have as many as 20 songs but Pritam said he is still unsure about the final count.
Pritam reveals that as Jagga Jasoos will feature many tracks, and it is the most difficult movie he has ever worked in ever. "The number keeps on changing every day, I also don't know how many songs. But there are lots of songs. I think Jagga Jasoos is the most difficult film I have ever worked in or I will be ever working in. The situations are devised as musicals and it is getting really difficult to crack.
"Because (generally) we do one love song, wedding song, sad song. In all the Hindi films, we are given briefs like
'they are falling in love, painting the town' but in Jagga Jasoos the brief is very complicated and layered," said Pritam.
The composer-director duo has previously given hits like Barfi!, Life in a Metro, Gangster and Pritam said he is now used to Basu's style of workig.
"Anurag loves doing this.. even in Barfi' his protagonist was not talking; just imagine doing a film where the leads don't talk properly. His films are always challenging but this is ten times more challenging than Barfi. I am trying to cope up with it and hopefully, I pray we get through and do a good work," he said.
Pritam has also composed Karan Johar's next directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the romantic drama starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan, is the first time when Pritam is composing music for a film directed by Johar.
According to Pritam, it is very easy to work with the producer-director [like Karan Johar], as he is a very instinctive person who offers quick feedback.
"He is such an impromptu, instinctive person. It has been the easiest experience to work with him because he is so
instinctive. He says 'No', 'Yes' on the spot. If he likes it or doesn't like it he will tell why, and if he half likes it he will tell you, 'I like this, can you change the other part'. So it's very easy to work with people like him," said Pritam.
"This (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's music) too would be grand and romantic for sure. I am really looking forward to a great collaboration with Karan Johar," he added.