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Exclusive! Composer-singer Rachita Arora: Working on background scores for Decoupled was a fun challenge

Rachita is trained in Hindustani classical music.

Sunidhi Prajapat
Jan 12, 2022
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Rachita Arora

Rachita Arora is a budding composer and singer of the country. The young artist debuted in Bollywood by composing for Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz in 2017 and then in 2018, she worked with the filmmaker again in Sacred Games.

Recently, Rachita has composed the background score for Netflix’s comedy-drama show Decoupled. In a candid chat with OTTplay, she talked about her experience and also shared her thoughts on OTT platforms. Excerpts

Talking about her work in Decoupled, the music composer mentioned that this time she only did all background scores in her latest project. “There are no songs in the web series, so I did the vocal nuances that were needed during the show,” she added.

She also mentioned, “I loved working for Decoupled, this is my first experience of doing comedy scores and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Comedy is not very easy but a risky job to do and it has its own challenges. You cannot go overboard and you can’t undercook it, you have to be precise and perfect with each of the vocals and nuances. 

“I collaborated with all my overseas musician friends, who helped me out to put up just the perfect background scores for Decoupled,” Rachita concluded.

The musician debuted as the composer and singer in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz in 2017 and then in 2018 worked with the filmmaker again in Sacred Games. Talking about the same she said, “Anurag Sir called me and asked me to compose a song for the Netflix web series and mentioned that he wanted a vibe of Bappi Da’s retro music feel in the song. So, I did three songs in the show and it was quite fun.”

Rachita’s base is Hindustani classical and talking about how she entered the Bollywood industry, she mentioned, “So at first, I didn’t plan to enter the music industry professionally. I used to compose for my theatre friends and they liked it a lot and I started to enjoy doing it,” “I came to Mumbai and I started working with Makrand Deshpande Sir and he liked my work too and introduced me to Anurag (Kashyap) sir and that’s how it all began,” she added.

The actress also mentioned that the actor-director Deshpande is her mentor as well. Rachita also added that she also looks to Anurag (Kashyap) as her adviser in the industry. “They have always supported and encouraged me throughout my career in the industry that I had no knowledge of,” she added.

Rachita further informed us about her wish to collaborate with any of the female composers or singers of the country. “Two girls collaborating in the mainstream industry would be so much fun. I hope I get to do it soon,” she added.

The Newton music composer also opined her thoughts on how the sudden OTT boom is helping the newcomers in the industry. “Now everyone has a lot of chance across different fields. They can pitch themselves across different platforms,” Rachita added and signed off.

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