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I have never met Mallika Sherawat: Sandeep Chowta

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Mallika Sherawat - The name spells controversy in Bollywood in more ways than one, be it for her bold scenes in Anurag Basu's 'Murder', her tryst with Hollywood hero Jackie Chan and her bit role in his film 'The Myth' or her starry tantrums.

So, when one comes across a music album 'Mallika-I Hate You', it instantly attracts attention for the simple reason that it is associated with the name of Bollywood's "most talked about" sex symbol.

No wonder then, Sandeep Chowta, hither to known for his excellent compositions for films like E Niwas's 'Dum' and Ramgopal Verma's 'Company', finds himself suddenly catapulted into the limelight for his new album with a title bearing the name of Mallika.

''There is no denying that Mallika Sherawat is one of Bollywood's biggest sex symbols. However, the album 'Malika- I Hate You' has no connection whatsoever with Mallika Sherawat. In fact, I have never met Mallika Sherawat,''says the internationally renowned music composer.

Talking to UNI here, Chowta, on a trip to the capital to promote his new album, said naming it after Mallika was just a coincidence.

''I could have well called it Vyjayanti, Vaishnavi or Chandramukhi. It is just that the name Mallika sounded pleasant to the ears and jelled well with the verses. Infact, the toss was between Mallika and Malaika, of which I chose Mallika. I feel Mallika is a typical Indian name which is why I chose it,'' Chowta said.

Chowta said that contrary to the general impression of the song having a negative connotation, it was actually a love song meant to arouse positive vibes.

''Mallika! I Hate You actually means Mallika! I Love You. Since hate is a negative word, our antennas go up. When we yell at our friends and say I hate you, it does not really mean that we hate them? So, It is an expression of love,''he said.

A unique feature of the album is that it, for the first time, introduces in the market the concept of ''singles", i.e, creating various versions of one number.

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