Sourav Roy wants to create something new for audience
After completing his graduation, Sourav Roy started working for a mobile service provider company. His dad warned him that he wasn't meant to do a 9 to 5 job.
It took him seven months to realise that and finally make music a full-time profession.
Today, Sourav is a Bollywood music producer, record producer and a music composer who received the GIMA Award for the Best Music Producer of the Year for the song 'London Thumakda' from 'Queen'.
He took some time off to chat with Anila Kurian about his musical adventures in Bollywood.
You grew up in a family with musical influences. Do you remember that moment when you decided that you wanted to be
There was no such specific time or moment when I thought I would become a musician. It happened quite naturally. I did grow up in a musical family where my father was a tabla player and my mother was a singer.
There was a time when I would not eat without listening to tabla solos by Ustad Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain. I was three years old then! I guess I inherited that habit and I have my parents to thank for that.
After all the struggles, what was it like to finally make it in Bollywood?
My parents have been my pillars of strength. I moved to Bollywood for better work. I never doubted myself so I waited for the opportunity and let my work do the talking. It was in 2015 with the GIMA Awards that gave me a new recognition and I am more enthusiastic to do better work.
How was it to work with Pritam, Amit Trivedi and other well-known directors?
I've learnt a lot working with stalwarts of the industry. It has taught me to cater to both the worlds, the commercial and not so genres. At the same time, it's also about creating a bridge for myself and knowing the balance between these two.
What are some of the projects you're working on right now?
'Race 3', 'Sanju' and 'Student of the Year 2'.
Some of the goals you want to achieve in the years to come...
I want to do everything associated with music, be it composing, producing or live shows. I want to see myself as an artiste one who creates something new for the audience and experiments with the tools of creativity.
What are some of the other things you're passionate about?
When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my daughter who is also growing up fast. I don't want to miss her childhood.