Meet Bros on working with Sadhguru for ‘Bandeya’: You don’t have to worry about sur because he is so on point! | Hindi Movie News

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Meet Bros recently composed an emotional song titled “Bandeya” for Sadhguru’s ongoing “Save The Soil” campaign and it is already garnering praise from all quarters. The song was sung by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur. ETimes reached out to the songwriting duo for an exclusive interview where they talked about the song, Sadhguru’s crooning, acting aspirations, indie music and more. Excerpts…

Tell us about the song “Bandeya”. How did it happen?


harmeet: I think ‘Bandeya’ is one of the most golden experiences of our trip. Making a song for someone like Sadhguru is one of the most magical things that has happened to us after a very long time.

Manmeet – Singer Khushboo Grewal called us and told us that an NGO wanted to do a song with you for the ‘Save the Soil’ campaign which is their biggest campaign at the moment. She said they want you to do a song and they want to do a commercial song in Hindi so that young people and everyone can enjoy the song rather than making a song which is usually only about the countryside. It was tricky to do this song that talks about the importance of a campaign but at the same time you have to keep it commercial and it has to be independently a good song. I’m so glad we cracked it. Rashmi Virag wrote the lyrics and T-Series took the song on board and Sachet Parampara lent her vocals for it. I think it’s thanks to the good vibrations that Sadhguru carries with him that everything fell into place.

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Have you met Sadhguru? How would you describe him as a person?


Manmeet – Sadhguru is an ageless person. I think he is younger than all young people. She’s a rockstar. The best part is that we love his philosophy and the lessons he shares. He wasn’t very fluent in Hindi while we were dubbing for the song and yet he went and learned it and now his video is viral all over the country where he sings this song perfectly in Hindi. During the dubbing, he jumped and bounced like a child. He had come after riding his bike for 8 hours and he had one of the biggest conferences he had attended an hour after dubbing in Paris. He was in Paris when we overtook him. He was full of energy like a child.

harmeet – He didn’t even want automatic tuners. He just wanted his part to be as organic as possible. It was the first time that a singer told us not to refine his voice. He was trying to pull our legs up saying “oh you were trying to mess up my voice” and we were laughing. He is so amazing and so inspiring.

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Sadhguru also sang for the song. How was the experience listening to her sing?


Manmeet – We love the way Sachet-Parampara sang the song. They are absolutely professional but it was overwhelming to see Sadhguru sing and you can see the bass in his voice. There’s so much aura in his voice in the part he sang and there’s so much positivity. You don’t have to worry about the on because it’s so on point. In the BTS footage, you’ll see how he didn’t want to give up until he got it all figured out. He took half an hour to sing that and it was amazing how he pulled off that part. There’s so much depth in his voice and it’s such a meaningful voice.

Our Indian music industry has seen several musical duos break up. Do you fear the same?


harmeet – Separation is a very common thing that happens all over the world; whether it is between two people working together or a couple living together or a family. It has become a common occurrence and there is nothing to worry about.

Manmeet – Harmeet and I are brothers and we grew up together and we were like friends from childhood. I never tried to impose the power of being an older brother. He respects me and we are like best friends. We share everything and our goals are also common. We want to deliver a hit song. So it doesn’t matter if it comes from him or from me. I think the problem is when you start thinking too much about yourself. We have common goals and that’s why we called ourselves Meet Bros. We could easily have called each other Harmeet-Manmeet or something else. But we always wanted to be known as brothers. There are so many people who still don’t know who is Manmeet and who is Harmeet. Honestly, we never mind and never will because it’s all about Meet Brothers.

We have great and immense respect and love for the Meet Bros brand and that’s what matters, so parting ways is not an option and it never will be, until and unless God has his own ways that we must all respect whatever God has decided for you. We have worked together for 25 glorious years. I want to thank our parents for raising us like this.

You both tried your luck as an actor. Would you like to go back there sometime?


Manmeet – Playing was great fun and we really enjoyed it, but after a while we realized it took too much time and preparation. As an actor you have to be so dedicated with yourself and with your life and your routine. It is a very responsible job although it seems easy. Just because you know how to act doesn’t mean you can become an actor. Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and other superstars work day and night. They have dedication and discipline when it comes to acting. They only think about their job and how to improve.

harmeet – We realized that music comes naturally to us. But not acting. We had to take a break from everything and prepare ourselves in terms of acting, expression, dancing and whatever was necessary. It’s a process and we had to stop everything for it to happen.

Today, the independent music scene has taken off. How do you see this change as musicians?

Manmeet – Indie music is the best thing that ever happened to us. Our first independent song was ‘Jogi Singh Barnala Singh’. That got us started, and then we came up with a few more leads.

harmeet – We started our life with indie music back then and later Bollywood took over, but I’m so glad that in the last three years things have changed so much. Today, indie music is as popular as Bollywood music and there is a way for new artists to show off their talent without worrying about who is going to fund them. Today, children all over the country make music and broadcast it. It’s so fascinating to see such great talents emerging from everywhere. May God bless everyone and may the indie scene get bigger and bigger and many more artists and music come.

What does the second half of 2022 hold for Meet Bros?


harmeet – Luckily, movies are back, theaters are back, and we love making music for movies. It’s always great to see your song come out in a movie. You go to the movie and see your song go into the movie and the best actors in our country dance or perform in it. It’s so overwhelming and happy to realize that our name, our brand and our songs are on people’s minds and we’re there on their phones. So 2022 is going to be full of independent music coming from our MB Music label. You’ll see a lot of music coming out in 2022 and 2023 from Meet Bros. We have already started working on the films that will be released in 2023.

Manmeet – There is an upcoming song sung by Jubin Nautiyal. We absolutely love the tune and think it’s one of the best tunes we’ve created in recent times. It’s a very special and closest song to us and you will hear about it soon. Plus, you’ll hear a lot of independent singles from our MB music label.

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