Mithoon knows to play with emotions in his music: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai. Oct 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn says he got music composer-singer Mithoon on board for his forthcoming directorial venture “Shivaay” for weaving sentiments into the musical score.

Ajay is impressed with Mithoon’s work, and says working with him is like creating memories.

“‘Shivaay’ is an action thriller but I roped in Mithoon to weave sentiments into the musical score because he is probably the only music composer I know who plays with emotions in his music. He continues to set benchmarks. Every moment is a memory while working with him,” Ajay said in a statement.

Ajay has acted in, directed and co-produced “Shivaay”. The film, which is slated to release on October 28 around the occasion of Diwali, will clash at the box office with filmmaker Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

Beside Ajay, the film also stars Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Vir Das and Girish Karnad.

The musical score of “Shivaay” has hit the right note with soundtracks by artistes like Mohit Chauhan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, Arijit Singh and Badshaah.

Mithoon also lauded Ajay saying that he is a “great master director and understands even the small nuances”.

“‘Shivaay’ has been one of my challenging projects so far but I’m pleased with the positivity the music of the film has earned for itself. The music of this film took over a year to complete and it was amazing to see how involved Ajay was from the day of inception till the day of completion.”

Mithoon said, “With ‘Shivaay’, Ajay was also very clear that he wanted me to not only do the songs but also the background score, a first for me.”