Having done some top of the line work here in India, the U.S.A based International Music Composer-Producer is on cloud nine for the acclaims he has been getting lately and the quality work that he is being offered in Bollywood. Having won Star Screen Award for his recent Music wonders in Prakash Jha’s ‘Rajneeti’, the ace Music Composer is raring to go beyond all his limits in the Indian Film Industry. Wayne was nominated for two films this year at Star Screen Awards, namely Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s ‘Lahore’ and Prakash’s ‘Rajneeti’ and winning an award is doors wide open for this young lad from the States as he feels to dedicate more of his time now to the Bollywood. Certainly, we have another add on to our Film Industry now.
Wayne was introduced to Bollywood with Prakash Jha’s ‘Gangaajal’ for which he did the background score and had won a Filmfare Award that year. Thereon he did some fabulous films like ‘Apaharan’, ‘Rajneeti’ and National Award winner ‘Lahore for which he made Hollywood’s top singer like Lisbeth Scott who had lent her voice to many Hollywood films like Avatar, Prince of Persia, Iron-Man-2, Hancock, The Chronicle of Narnia amongst many others, sing to his tunes. For Rajneeti, Wayne also happened to have composed the uplifting theme song – ‘Dhan dhan Dharti.’
Wayne is now working on filmmaker Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s next Hindi project, which is a Sci-Fi movie and in this film, Wayne will be making the best of the world class singers like Golden Globe Award winner Lisa Gerrard and Senegalese Singer Baaba Maal sing to his compositions yet again for a Hindi Film. Lisa has sung for Hollywood films like Gladiator, Mission Impossible II & Black Hawke Down amongst many others. Wayne is setting up a studio in Mumbai and has a lot of work from the Hindi Film Industry coming his way. Wayne feels that Indian movies give him more scope for music because of their very nature and winning awards here is like a moral boost which comes as an encouragement for him.
After having done some fabulous International stuff, Wayne looked Eastwards because of the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan whom Wayne listened to a lot and was floored & moved by. Wayne knew he was perfecting the art of combining non-western soundscapes with traditional western musical elements to create truly unique orchestral scores and that is what always reflects in his work here.
Getting ace singers from Hollywood to sing to his compositions and that too for a Hindi Film, does feel a bit challenging, as convincing the singers about the collaboration and getting them in the Indian mood of Music becomes the toughest of tasks, but all is in the will, believes Wayne and so does he believes that the journey goes on.