Aman Trikha: Salman bhai felt that I was the voice of Prem

5 November, 2015

Aman Trikha, speaks about singing for Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo


Aman Trikha is elated that his latest songs ‘Prem Leela’ and ‘Halo Re’ from Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo are being appreciated and loved by all. Singing for Sooraj Barjatya’s Rajshri Productions and for Salman Khan, he says it has been a defining moment of his career and life.

Speaking about how he bagged the song, ‘Prem Leela’ which introduces the character of Prem (Salman) in the film, Aman Said, “Sooraj sir wanted this song to be the biggest entry song of Salman Khan’s career. And for this he wanted a robust and bold voice which at the same time can be very soft and playful.

He remembered my ‘Go Go Govinda’ song and that worked in my favour. Actually, there were five to six singers before me who had sung this song. They are all very well-known and well established singers.

But Himesh Reshammiya ji, Sooraj ji and Salman Bhai weren’t very convinced with any of them. Maybe their voice was not the kind they were looking for. Sooraj sir briefed me saying that I had to sing imagining that I am the character of Salman Khan, Prem and I did just that.”

What was Salman’s reaction to the song? “Salman bhai really loved the song in my voice and he felt that I have successfully absorbed all his expressions and emotions while singing the song. He felt that I was the voice of Prem. He was the one who wanted me to sing the other song ‘Halo Re’ too,” Aman added.

Shot beautifully at the Kumbangarh fort of Rajasthan, ‘Halo Re’, featuring Prem (Salman) and his friend Kanhaiya (Deepak Dobriyal), happens to be the favourite song of both Sooraj Barjatya and Salman Khan, says the singer. “Sooraj ji himself has said this that it is the best shot song in the film.

It is his and bhai’s favourite song in the movie in terms of musicality, beauty and playfulness. It has very beautiful lyrics which we barely get to listen these days,” Aman said.

One symbolising the defining moment of the film and the other catchy and lyrical, the singer certainly feels blessed. He added, “Singing these two songs were like blessing for me because it resurrects you as an individual. Doing your job and singing new songs everyday is fine but the songs like these don’t come to you every time. It is a dream come to true for me.”


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