Director Jayathirtha’s upcoming film ‘Banaras’ has notched up a new high after its audio rights were acquired by T-Series and Lahari Music. The companies spent a whooping price on the deal, which is supposed to be the highest amount ever paid for music rights down South. Releasing in five different languages, ‘Banaras’ marks the debut of Zaid Khan and Sonal Monteiro in the lead roles.
The beautiful ghats and lively streets of Kashi have always tempted the motion artists to weave a story around them. ‘Banaras’ gives prominence to the culture and the city in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible.
Talking about the film actor Zaid Khan says, “Getting a platform to showcase my acting and winning the trust of T-Series and Lahari Music feels surreal. I hope I live upto their expectations.”
Director Jayathirtha says, “If we stand on the steps of the Ganga at Banaras, we can witness the folklore, classics and chanting of Ganga moods and this is the voice of India and its culture. We designed that soulful sound in throughout the film and B. Ajaneesh Loknath has given his best to bring amazing numbers in the movie. It’s our honour that the Lahari Music and T-Series have recognized and paid a huge amount for audio rights. I am personally humbled and very thankful to Lahari Music and T-Series for this great recognition.”
Producer Tilakraj Ballal says, “Both T-Series and Lahari Music are big globally recognised labels. Their association with ‘Banaras’ is our honour. We hope to reach out to the maximum number of people possible through them.”
Music director of the film B. Ajaneesh Loknath says, “Music of ‘Banaras’ is unlike anything South has ever witnessed. Music can make or break a film, T-Series and Lahari Music’s association with us is a compliment to our music.”
T-Series’ head Bhushan Kumar says, “We trust the team and their vision with the film ‘Banaras’ and we truly believe in each and every project we associate with and ‘Banaras’ is a magnum opus that should reach to maximize audience.”
Lahari Music’s head G Manohar Naidu says, “It’s a proud moment for us to be acquiring the music of ‘Banaras’, which is a such a delight and a special music which we are looking forward for all 5 languages would be a sure hit.”