Shankar Mahadevan has taken the revolutionary step of moving out of the ambitious Saaho at this late stage when the film is in post-production.
"The music company wanted to include songs from other composers. So we decided to step out as we only do projects where we are the sole composers," says the composer of hit movie soundtracks like Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Don.
In the recent past, music composers like Jatin-Lalit and Pritam had protested about bringing multiple composers in a single film.
Now, for the first time Shankar Mahadevan has let the producers know that the creative efforts of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy cannot be tampered with.
"For any film soundtrack, there has to be a thread of common creativity, which binds the score. That's what we believe," Shankar tells Subhash K Jha. "In the past, you had a Madan Mohan film soundtrack or a Shankar-Jaikishan soundtrack. No guests composers were allowed in."
Ending on a cheerful note, Shankar adds, "We don't have any issues with anyone in the Saaho project. Whatever time we have spent, we have enjoyed. As for the songs we have already composed for Saaho, creativity never goes to waste."