Singer-songwriter and now an actor of surprising skills (he has just received unanimous praise for his performance in the Marathi period drama Katyar Kaljat Ghusali) Shankar Mahadevan suffered a health setback last week.
Now on the way to recovery after a heart attack, Shankar says he is feeling better than ever before.
“It was somewhat scary. But I am pretty rocking now. It’s all thanks to all the love and good wishes that I received while I was unwell,” says the maverick composer currently working on the large music score of director Shujaat Saudagar’s Rock On 2. The work has been postponed because of Shankar’s indisposition.
“But I’ll be back soon. I am now back at home from hospital, chilling and creating music in my head. Soon those tunes will find their way out,” says Shankar whose partnership with Ehsaan and Loy has yielded some of the most ear-friendly motion picture soundtracks in recent times including Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Taare Zameen Par, Rock On and 2 States
Says Shankar, “By God’s grace and my well-wishers’ prayers I am recovering really well and will soon be back in action. I have never felt better.”
Shankar says there is no need to cut down on work as he and his music partners do not believe in quantifying their output. “We’ve never believed in churning out music like products in a factory. We do only two films at the most per year. After 17 years of togetherness, we still look forward to the Monday morning jamming sessions at the studio.”