Exclusive: Interview with Shankar Ehsaan Loy


First Published on PFC

Last Saturday, after some relentless follow up, Saurav Bhuyan calls me up saying..”Dude we finally got the appointment with SEL!!” After that there was some hectic emailing of questions back n forth, with Honhaar Goonda doubling up as a moderator for the questions, and giving us some valuable interview tips. Most of the questions were formed by many of the PFC authors.

Finally, the day arrived and we found ourselves outside the Purple Haze studio for the interview. Shankar Mahadevan was busy in another interview that had been already scheduled. While waiting for his interview to get over, we chatted up with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. Ehsaan Noorani talked about some of their upcoming projects like My Name is Khan, 13B (tamil), Wake Up Sid, Chandni Chowk to China as well as a Telugu movie called Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam (starring Siddharth). He had a very high opinion of Ayaan and was very bullish on 13B.

All of them were pretty kicked up about getting featured on the cover of Rolling Stone (Indian Version).

Pretty soon, Shankar got free and we got down to asking the questions.

Most of the questions were asked by Sourav and yours truly was handling the camera.

Part I: Rock On.

Part 2: Johnny Gaddar to Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Part 3: The Early Influences in their musical career

Part 4: The Finale – SEL Unplugged

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