Vishal Bhardwaj He is a famous composer, lyricist, script writer, director and filmmaker of the English film industry. He has been awarded the National Award for Best Music in the films ‘Godmother’ and ‘Ishqiya’. Vishal, who considers Gulzar as his idol, was born on 4 August 1965 in Chandpur, Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. The journey from Bijnor to Mayanagari is quite interesting. Let us tell you the special things related to him on Vishal’s birthday.
Whose fate is going to take whom, many times it is not known. Actually want to be something but life takes you somewhere else. A similar story is also of Vishal Bhardwaj. Hardly people would know that Vishal, who gave romantic music, used to hit fours and sixes on the cricket field. While living in Meerut, Vishal played Under-19 cricket. Had an accident not happened to him, he would have been setting colors on the cricket field instead of Bollywood.
Cricket broke off due to injury
Actually, Vishal was practicing for a tournament. During this, he got hurt and the thumb bone got fractured. As a result, cricket could not be played. Since Vishal’s father Ram Bhardwaj also worked in the field of music, he was also interested in music since childhood. It is said that Vishal composed the music of a song at the age of 17, after listening to which the father felt that the son had potential and he should step into this field.
Vishal Bhardwaj with his wife Rekha Bhardwaj. (Photo Credits: vishalrbhardwaj/Instagram)
Ishq happened while studying in Hindu College
When the father talked to Usha Khanna, he gave Vishal a chance in the 1985 film ‘Yaar Kasam’, instead of working further, Vishal intended to complete his studies first and came to Delhi. Vishal graduated from Hindu College. During college, he met Rekha Bhardwaj. Friendship turned into love and both got married in the year 1991. Rekha is also a well-known singer.
Vishal is the best composer-filmmaker
Vishal started his career as a musician in 1995 with the film ‘Abhay’ but got recognition from Gulzar’s film ‘Maachis’. The film created a ruckus by giving great music. In the year 2002, the film ‘Makdi’ became a film director as well. Vishal has made many great films like ‘Omkara’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Haider’ ‘Kaminey’ Dedh Ishqiya.
Son Aakash also stepped into the direction
Veteran Bollywood actress Tabu has great tuning with Vishal Bhardwaj. Vishal and Tabu worked together in films like ‘Maqbool’, ‘Haider’. In an interview, the actress had told that ‘Vishal understands both my strengths and flaws very well. Tabu will once again be seen with Vishal in their home production ‘Kute’. Vishal and Rekha’s only son Akash Bhardwaj is directing this film.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 06:30 IST