Close to the heels of successfully composing a 15-minute piece of sheet music for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a woodwind orchestra, Bollywood music director Shamir's latest project has been to compose a special song titled Lafz for the movie Inkaar by Sudhir Mishra.
A completely acoustic song, Lafz was first recorded in English by singer Monica Dongre, while Shaan has also created a lounge version of the song.
The Hindi version of the song is sung by Papon and Shahid Mallya who is known for singing Rabba Main Toh from the movie Mausam.
Speaking about his role in composing the song, Shamir Tandon said, "Working with a sensitive director like Sudhir has always been a dream, - and here I got the opportunity to experiment, in fact the song was created over a casual cup of coffee.
"It's a wonderful song and I think that the way in which we merged the low octave of Papon and high octave of Shahid has produced a really interesting result."
Inkaar is a film starring Arjun Rampal and Chitrangadha, with Shantanu Moitra as music director.
While Sudhir has always had a knack for writing, it came as a surprise to those working in the film that he had quite a talent at song-writing as he wrote the lyrics for English version of the song.
Talking about the addition of the song, Sudhir saided, "Shameer just captures the idea that I had about the film... it's a strong, exciting, hard film going on in the surface but underneath it there's a soft emotion.
"He's got that out beautifully, the underneath emotion. Also the structure of the song is excellent. It totally captivates you."