Bollywood Dreams of A Small Town Boy
THE SUBTLE SWITCH TO BECOMING ONE OF INDIA’S TOP KNOTCH LYRICIST
From an Associate Director for Dhoom to penning down the magnum opus Om Shanti Om, Mayur added another feather to his creative cap by turning lyricist for famous Music Director Pritam Chakraborty. As a songwriter, Mayur and Pritam worked closely and belted a slew of hit songs in recent past including the much successful album for Race 2 (2013) starring Saif Ali Khan, Singh Is Kinng (2009) starring Akshay Kumar, Pyar Ke Side Effects (2006) starring Mallika Sherawat. The duo are the minds behind the super hit ‘Selfie Le Le Re’ from Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) starring Salman Khan. He further collaborated with Music Directors Sachin Jigar for ABCD 1 & 2, the revamped Zoom TV’s Channel Anthem called ‘Turn On’ as well as Music Director – Himesh Reshammiya on KICK (2014) starring Salman Khan and HUMSHAKALS (2014). His other films as Lyricist includes All is Well (2015), I Love New Year (2015) and Raees (2017). Mayur also worked with A. R. Rahman on the songs ‘Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai’ for Blue (2009) and ‘Alive’ (Hindi version – Zindagi) for Provoked (2006). ‘Chunnar’ from ABCD, ‘Tu Hi Tu’ from Kick and ‘Bheegi Bheegi’ from Gangster are popular songs written by Mayur.
As a Film Writer and Lyricist, Mayur has worked with the crème de la crème of the film fraternity. The list includes top directors, namely, Aditya Chopra, Farah Khan, Remo D’Souza, Kabir Khan, Abbas-Mustan, Anurag Basu, Priyadarshan, Milan Luthria, Sajid Khan, Prabhudheva and Anees Bazmee.