He discusses his favourites, including the song Badtameez Dil, his biggest hit Galliyaan and the songs of Roy.

Reminiscing on his journey in Bollywood, Ankit said, “I always wanted to come to Mumbai to pursue my musical dreams. But I never thought that God had planned such things for me,” he said.

Ankit’s first project was with Pradeep Sarkar, but the movie was shelved. But then the two teamed up for jingles and that bagged him a song in Do Dooni Chaar(2010). It was Habib Faisal who offered him the project. Then Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster happened.

Ankit’s third project was Aashiqui 2 and in the video he fondly remembers the first meeting with the film’s team. “I think something special had happened for Aashiqui 2.

I think great souls were working together for the project,” he added. The Sun Raha Hai Na Tu singer also said that fortunately no one compared the music of Aashiqui 2 with the first instalment.

Music was in Ankit’s blood as his parents were great singers. He learnt How to play different instruments but always stayed away from singing due to stage fear.

The singer-composer also goes on to say that people often forget the names of the technicians associated with the songs. “People remember the person on screen, the singer and at times the composer. We often forget the sound engineers, technicians and the other people involved. To make a track, a lot of team effort is put in,” emphasised Ankit.

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