News|September 8, 2010 11:16 pm

Lalit Pandit Turned to Lyricist with Munni Badnaam Hui

“Munni Badnaam Hui…” song can never be forgotten for ages because of lyrics. But does anybody know who has written it? Well it’s not Amitabh Bhattacharya, Dev D fame! Shy composer, Lalit Pandit has written the lyrics of “Munni badnaam Hi…” Yes, that’s true, composer, Lalit has turned to lyricist with the song.

After the smash hit of the song, the composer has now been bombarded with offers for lyrics. Lalit Pandit shares about his experiences while writing the song,

“I’ve always written dummy lyrics for my songs but this was my first item number, so I thought of penning down the words for fun,” Pandit says. “I got the ‘jhandu balm idea from a phrase Madhur Bhandarkar uses often. I’m glad he didn’t think of using it in a song!”

Although Pandit, the younger half of duo Jatin-Lalit, has been composing solo since the duo split a few years ago, it has only been ‘Munni’s’ success that’s truly brought him back in the limelight. The composer has been into struggle face after he spilt-up with Jatin. He says,

“It has been a bit of a struggle and that’s why I think this song has given my career a second life. It’s overwhelming to see the reactions of everyone since I had never done item numbers before and now, everyone’s offering them to me!”

The composer, whose forte has been romantic songs says composing item numbers is no big deal.

“They are quick jobs and I realised I was pretty good at it. When Arbaaz heard Munni, he thought it would be big, and that’s why he roped in Malaika (Arora) for it.”

With Munni still high on the charts, Pandit’s now composing an item number for Sanjay Dutt next.

“I’ve worked with Sanju baba during Vaastav and Khoobsurat, and we have a great relationship.I had a unique concept for him and he’s loved the song. So expect some fun music ahead.”