Highly miffed Pritam walks out of ‘Raabta'


Music composer Pritam walks out of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s upcoming film ‘Raabta’ due to differences between T-series and him. Pritam does not want credit for the film's music.

Pritam wrote, “I had decided a while back to only do solo composer albums and not have an outside song in my album. In Raabta, producers want to recreate an existing song from the music label as part of promotions so I have decided to not continue with the film and requested the producers to take out my name from the film credits and promotions and the album will be completed by my company Jam 8.”

According to Pritam’s contract police, he would not work on any creation work.

But the film already used a recreated version of his earlier hit song. The composer now seems to be highly annoyed with the director Dinesh Vijan and producers Homi Adajania and Bhushan Kumar. He not only walked out of the project but also do not want credit of the film’s music. Now, Pritam’s company Jam 8 will be completing all pending work for ‘Raabta’.

Meanwhile, producer Bhushan Kumar cleared the air surrounding the news of tussle and denied the tiff. “Pritam has tweeted after discussing with me and Dinesh Vijan, so it has not come to us as a surprise. He has not walked out really, there is a difference between walking out, leaving the album, and not continuing to work together. It is an amicable decision between Pritam and us. Pritam as a composer does not want any other or old song to be recreated, it is his policy. These days as you know, old songs are recreated and its working big time, and we wanted to do something like that. So Pritam wasn’t ready to do that, and he told us that it wouldn’t be good at his part to do this. So it was then decided that his company Jam 8 will work on the album, and as a policy his name will not be associated with an album that has a recreated song.

There is nothing negative between him and us, he is not walking out of the project, Jam 8 is headed by him. Now this is his policy, and we as producers, me and Dinesh, appreciate his decision and his stand. I know Pritam for eighteen years now, we have worked together a lot and we are working on a lot of projects in the future also, and with this everyone should keep all the negativity away,” Bhushan Kumar said.

‘Raabta’ starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon is slated to hit theatres on June 9.