Pritam Chakraborty better known by the mononym Pritam, is an Indian music director, composer, singer, instrumentalist and record producer for Bollywood films. In a career spanning nearly one and a half decades, Pritam has composed musical numbers (songs) for more than a hundred Bollywood movies. He has won 3 Filmfare Awards, 4 Zee Cine Awards, 3 Star Screen Awards, 3 IIFA Awards and 3 ITA Awards among many others.
Pritam’s composing career started in Bollywood, when he was signed for the film Tere Liye along with his friend Jeet Gannguli, The duo next composed music for the 2002 Yash Raj Films production Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai. The music of the movie was a huge success and most of its songs went on to become chartbusters. After the duo parted ways, Pritam composed music for the second film of Sanjay Gadhvi, Dhoom, which received an overwhelming response.
What would be your reaction if we told you that Pritam has decided to take a break from Bollywood? Don’t worry. He is not going away forever but just taking a break from his busy schedule. Mind you, the break is not a short vacation but a year and a half long break from the hustle-bustle of the industry.
The composer took to Facebook and wrote, “With the release of Jab Harry Met Sejal, the 3 most grueling months of my life come to an end. It’s been exhausting and challenging with 4 films, over 25 songs, over 20 musicals and background music of Jagga Jasoos all happening back to back. How I wish that the releases were spaced out but nonetheless it’s been a personally inspiring ride. Also learned a lot of new lessons in this journey.”
However, he promised his fans to be back soon with some new music. “Thank you all for your constant love and support. I had decided last year not to sign on any new projects till the completion of JHMS and with its release, I can take a small break and will come back to take on new projects, as no matter how hard, challenging and sleep depriving the process is, this is what I love. Thank you guys again, will see you in a year or year and a half with some new films,” added Pritam.
Earlier, Pritam was mired in controversy when he refused to work with the makers of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer Raabta.