"Prakash had shown great promise even then", gushes Kunder who has promised the then teenager Prakash that he would give him a huge break in his next outing, "His work had promised one and all and even then the kind of sound that he created found instant appreciation and recognition."
In fact such huge was the difference that Prakash's arrangements had made on the songs of Jaane-E-Mann (remember 'Humko Maaloom Hai' and 'Sau Dard'?) that there were speculations around him being an influencing factor on the soundtrack more than Malik himself.
"Let's talk about the future", immediately says Kunder, "What matters is that Prakash is now neck deep into composing for the entire album. What I like about him is the kind of innovative sound that he brings in."
One can expect that from Prakash, courtesy the kind of lineage he comes from. AR Rahman's nephew and protege, Prakash started young in the world of music and other than arranging for number of films, he has also composed for a dozen odd films down South, including Rajinikanth's Kuselan. Now Joker would be his first ever Hindi film.
"Prakash has recorded two songs and is working on the rest currently", says Kunder who would be kick starting the shoot of Joker this month, "The kind of sensibility that he brings in his music is so different from that of some of our established music directors. Of course they all are doing good but just like Jaan-E-Mann, I wanted something unique and 'hatke' in Joker as well. I am sure Prakash would live up to my expectations."
Joker that stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade and Minissha Lamba is a co-production of Farah Khan & Shirish Kunder's 'Three's Company' and Akshay Kumar's 'Hari Om Entertainment Co.'.