Vishal-Shekhar are a music directing duo who have made an indelible impact on the Bollywood musical landscape. Combining techno music with Indian sounds, the two artists each bring in their forte: Vishal as a rock artist in the Indian rock band Pentagram, and Shekhar as a trained classical singer with a sound base of Indian music. They have had a number of successes in Bollywood, including Jhankaar Beats, Om Shanti Om, Bluffmaster, Tashan, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Dostana .The duo exploded into the mainstream when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats, which included the hit song tu aashiqui hai. Their efforts paid off when they won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. Doubling up as music directors and playback singers, they even bring to their art their talent as lyricists. Even while the duo admits to coming together commercially, it is fun that brings them together to create the well-loved music of the energetic hybrid genre that is Bollywood music.
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