According to a source very close to the project, the film"s aesthetically-inclined director Pankaj Kapoor had initially planned an exclusive heavily melody-based music score based on ragas.
In fact, Pritam Chakraborty, who's doing the music score in Mausam, has just recorded a raga-based love melody in the voice of Rashid Khan. Pritam says, “It was meant to be only a small music piece. But when Pankaj-ji heard the tune, he wanted it as a full-fledged song."
Pritam admits the music in Mausam would be heavily melodious in the tradition of the great love stories down the ages from Bobby to Love Story to Ek Duuje Ke Liye to Saawariya. But now, just days after Pritam recorded the raga-based number, comes the news that a specially-designed dance track will be put together for Mausam.
A source close to the project, who doesn"t want to be named says, “There was a closed-door meeting between the producers, the director and Shahid Kapoor. It was unanimously decided that there would be a very unique song-and-dance. It was felt that Mausam was too expensive a project to make it seem even slightly experimental in flavour."
The film"s producer, Sheetal Talwar, says, “We don"t want to disappoint Shahid"s target audience, the young fans. So yes, Shahid will dance after all."
Shahid"s buddy Ahmed Khan is now busy trying to accommodate the dance into his crammed diary. He has no choice. Shahid has to dance.