Delhi lad Subrat Sinha returns as lyricist with “Radio: Love on Air”
In town to promote the latest Himesh Reshammiya-starrer Radio: Love on Air, Subrat Sinha, lyricist of the film, has his fingers in all pies; he can be scriptwriter, lyricist and director.
Filmmaking traits he honed at the Hindu College Drama Society ‘Ibteda’ with good friend director Imtiaz Ali for company. Delhi boy Subrat, incidentally, was also Sinha’s assistant in various productions both in TV as well as films. He’s written the lyrics for many films like Socha Na Tha and Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina.
Subrat, “after being clueless for two years after college,” moved to Mumbai in 1996 to pursue a course in film and TV production from Xavier’s Institute of Mass Communication. He started out by writing for offbeat TV shows like Gubbare, Star Bestsellers and Sanjivani.
On his preference for the offbeat, he says, “When you are starting out, you prefer working with some people who, in turn, prefer working with you. So you end up doing a certain kind of work,” stressing at the same time that it has not been a “conscious decision”.
Subrat adds that writing lyrics remains his first love as it has given him “name and fame”.Explaining the apparent delay in the release of Radio, he says, “The film has nine good songs and we wanted each song to get its due footage. Thus, the gap in the music release and the actual release of the film on December 3.” Also, he promises, “Himesh has reinvented himself and his music for the film.”
Apart from Radio: Love on Air, Subrat is working on another Himesh-starrer Ishq Unplugged, expected to release some time next year.