‘Lyrics are not things that can be bought over-the-counter’
...says actor Dhananjay, popularly known as Daali post Tagaru, who has turned lyricist for Mysooru Sunil’s directorial venture Orchestra
After shooting to fame as Daali in Tagaru, actor Dhananjay now turns lyricist for Orchestra, a productional venture by Raghu Dixit, that will be directed by Mysooru Sunil.
Among the 12 songs in the film, Dhananjay has so far completed work on seven or eight . The rest, he says, will be completed in the next few days. “Coming from theatre background, I used to write drama skits and direct them. I would also write scripts for short films. So writing has been a habit for a long time. As for turning lyricist…it was only because the makers knew about my writing skills that I got the chance,” he tells CE.
“The story of the film is very realistic. It is about the orchestra culture in Mysuru. I listened to the entire story before penning down the songs,” he adds.
Since the only film he took up last year was Tagaru, the actor found himself with much time to write. He was happy to contribute to his friend’s film, and says he is quite open to writing lyrics for other films, too. “My only condition is that the storyline should be good. Lyrics are not things that can be bought over-the-counter. It needs a soul,” he says.
As an actor, Dhananjay is getting ready to associate himself with Tagaru director Suri again for a couple of more projects, the scripts for which are being worked on.