Meeting Hitesh Sonik: The Man Behind Coke Studio Fame

Music buffs know him as the man who has assisted in giving soulful compositions of Maachis, Ishqiya, Omkara & Gulaal. Viewers see him often playing the guitar at the Coke Studio & most envy him for marrying the vivacious singer “Sunidhi Chauhan”. Yes I am talking about Hitesh Sonik, music lover, brilliant composer and the man behind Coke Studio fame.

 Last week I visited Mumbai and happened to meet him.  One really wonders how much of music is filled in the minds and souls of these artists. I could feel this raw passion as he spoke about how he helped create beautiful melodies that will be remembered for years to come. Who can forget Lata Mangeshkar singing “Paani Paani re” or  a young Chandrachur Singh & Jimmy Shergill dancing on “ Chappa Chappa Charka Chale”.

Music is close to my heart and meeting someone from the industry totally enlivens me. As he is closely knit with Coke Studio that feature live music performances in India, it was great to catch up with the latest on my favorite show.

Some of  the brilliant performances from Coke Studio produced by Hitesh Sonik.

Hitesh is an admirer of traditional music and was recently in Jodhpur, Rajashtan collaborating with folk music artists for his upcoming movie project. He mentioned that all the projects he has worked on are close to his heart but the special ones are Ishqiya and Kai Po Che and I couldn’t agree more. Hasn’t he given a stunning background score for both the movies!

With Hitesh

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Here is jivewithdeepti wishing all the best to Hitesh for composing captivating numbers in the future.

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