Music director Arjun Janya is making the most of COVID-19 lockdown
With about 15 projects in hand, Arjun is neck-deep in work at his house-studio in Bengaluru
It is no wonder that composer Arjun Janya has found solace in music during the country-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The music director, who suffered from a heart-related ailment, is currently recovering and this lockdown has, in a way, helped him.
With about 15 projects in hand, Arjun is neck-deep in work at his house-studio in Bengaluru. “Music has kept me busy, and all of it is happening amid a lot of peace. As a music director, I used to face deadline issues. When the makers plan a song release, it puts me under pressure to work overnight. Sometimes, I would get just 15 days to complete the re-recording to meet the release date target. This is not the case now. There is no rush, and that is helping me be more creative,” says Arjun, who is juggling composing music and re-recording for a handful of projects, for which shooting has been completed.
These include Darshan-starrer Roberrt, directed by Tharun Sudhir; Prem’s Ek Love Ya; Kotigobba 3, starring Sudeep and directed by Shiva Karthik; Yogaraj Bhat’s Gaalipata 2; Vikram Ravichandran’s debut, Trivikrama; Sharan’s Avatar Purusha; Rajasthan Diaries made in Kannada and Marathi; and Sheetal Shetty’s directorial, Window Seat.
“Sitting in my studio, I have managed to record songs with singers like Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, and Vijay Prakash, among others. I am also completing the background score and editing for a couple of films. This time is also allowing me to experiment with music on different instruments,” says Arjun Janya, who is dividing his hours between work and spending time with his family. “This lockdown has also helped me bond with my daughter, which is something I was missing because of work,” he adds.