Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Sriram Raghavan, the director of films like 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Johnny Gaddar', is now directing a love story and he is stuck. He does not have a title for his film and thus cannot get the title song either!
'Unless I find a title for my film how can my music composers create a title song which I urgently need for my film?' Sriram told IANS as he prepares for the John Abraham-Aishwarya Rai starrer.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been roped in to do the title song and some other tracks. 'But I may have to find another composer to supplement their input as they don't have adequate time for the full score,' said Sriram.
'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Johnny Gaddar' were anti-romantic films where the director celebrated revenge and crime.
Admits Sriram: 'The John-Aishwarya film would be my first actual romantic film. The characters will lips-sync the songs. And I'm scared! It's the easiest thing in the world to have songs in the background, as I did in my first two films. But to have the characters actually sing on screen is a frightening prospect for me.'
Unlike 'Johnny Gaddar' which had re-mixes of old songs, the entire score in Sriram's new film will be original.
'But first, the film's title. My producer Rohan Sippy, my writer Sridhar (who's Sriram's brother) and I have zeroed in on a few options.'ALSO READ: 12 Years of 'The Dirty Picture': Did you know the film was almost shelved three times?