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ON A HIGH: Himesh Reshammiya
After scoring music for 100 films, 500 songs and huge shows worldwide, singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya still feels like a newcomer

HARSHADA REGE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; December 3, 2009)

It’s time to tune into Himesh Reshammiya once again as the composer turned-singer turned-actor prepares to step on the silver screen for the third time with Radio today. Himesh, who has been there and done it all, says he feels like this is debut. “Everything about the film is new. Be it my look, music, subject or the sensibilities. It’s something that people will relate to. It’s something that I would watch myself,” he says. The movie is about Vivan, a radio jockey, who gives people advice on their relationship troubles, but doesn’t know where his relationships are heading. The film apparently has already covered its cost through music sales, video and satellite rights. “Yes, the movie is a profitable venture even before its release, but I am looking forward to the audience’s reaction. I have worked a lot on this character and I crave for recognition as an actor,” admits Himesh. Of course, the composer, who has scored music for 100 films, 500 songs and has been part of many shows worldwide, is happy that the music has been appreciated so much and has been rocking the music charts. “Yes, the music is completely different. It’s a new sound, a new voice,” he says. Despite some people putting him down, Himesh has managed to brave the odds. And this time around he has gone for a makeover all over again. He will be seen sporting short hair and in a casual avatar. But this isn’t anything new for Himesh. “Be it my music or look, I have always believed in experimenting. People have appreciated my look in the promos too,” he says.

Himesh Reshammiya plans to celebrate the completion of 500 songs with a grand bash, where he will felicitate his father

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 01, 2009)

Himesh Reshammiya

Singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya is elated about crossing the 500 songs-mark as a composer. With Mann ka radio from Radio, Himesh has successfully composed 500 songs and is planning to celebrate in a grand fashion. Himesh plans to felicitate his father Vipin Reshammiya at the party, as he attributes all his success to him. The details of the party are being worked out and Himesh plans to invite everyone from the industry.

Our source says, “Himesh is riding high as the music of Radio has been received well by the audience. In fact, Himesh didn’t know that Mann ka radio was his 500th song till his manager told him about it. It has been 11 years since he first recorded Odh li chunariya for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. Now, he’s close to completing 100 films as a music composer. Himesh has decided to thank all the people who have helped him in his career. In the mid-October bash, he will also felicitate Bhushan Kumar of T-Series for his association with him since 11 years. Amitabh Bachchan will be specially invited for the party, even as Radio’s release will clash with Amitabh’s Paa.”

Himesh doesn’t seem too perturbed about the clash as he says, “I would love to invite everyone who is responsible for my success and of course, Bachchansaab, who is my idol and inspiration. It will be my privilege if he comes. I am aware that my film’s release clashes with Paa, but I see it as an honour to be pitted against such a legend. We are releasing the film on December 3, a Thursday, due to astrological reasons.”