As the nation battles through difficult times, the song Muskurayega India tries to instill lost hope and faith in people amidst the pandemic. The song featuring Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Vicky Kaushal, Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kiara Advani, Rajkummar Rao, Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Ananya Panday, Kartik Aryan and Jackky Bhagnani, has meaningful lyrics penned by Kaushal Kishore.
We got an opportunity to interview the lyricist and here are the excerpts from our conversation:
Tell us something about your song Muskurayega India?
We made the song Muskurayega India with the purpose of giving hope to the citizens of our country and to ensure that we sail through these tough times together. We love the fact that people are able to relate with it so wonderfully. It’s being considered ‘the anthem of hope’.
Who came up with the idea of Muskurayega India?
The idea initiated simultaneously. While on one hand, Jackky Bhagnani and Akshay Kumar were planning on coming up with something, Vishal (Mishra, composer) bhai and I, on the other hand, were in awe of all our brave police and medical practitioners, who have been fighting relentlessly during this phase. We were contemplating how we can make a difference and contribute towards society during these tough times. It was great that both the parties fused their common purpose. When Jackky Bhagnani called Vishal bhai, he called me and asked to pen a song that can make a difference and give hope to people. I’m glad that every person who listens to this song is being able to relate to it.
How did you manage to come up with the hook-line ‘Muskurayega India’?
It’s not just about these two words. When I was asked to write the song, I was certain that it would be completely positive and I would not include any negative thought in it. While thinking about the things that India would be able to live again, like friends hanging out together, playgrounds crowded again and streets bustling with people, the best way to express this thought was the hook-line, ‘Fir se muskurayega India, fir se jeet jayega India’.
Is there any certain pressure while writing a song for social cause?
No, there was no pressure at all.The song had to be written for the country. I was certain that dil se jo baat niklegi, woh dil tak zarur pohonchegi. I’m glad it touched the hearts of people.
Any more songs that you’ll are planning for Covid-19 awareness?
Not at all! I feel the song that we’ve made is doing its job really well. But yes, if I’ll be asked to write for any situation that’s relevant to our country, I’ll always be excited about contributing towards it.
How are you making the most of your quarantine days?
I’m enjoying the fact that I’m getting to spend a lot of time with myself during this phase. I have been honing my writing skills and exploring new avenues and scopes to get better. I’ve been going through old literature and my old writings that can be utilised in the future. I’ve also been writing a lot of new songs.