On the item number in his film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum: “Even though it’s an item song, there is still melody in it and no scope for noise.”
On ‘lifetime of film songs coming down drastically’: “That’s true. We can’t find the soul in the music and many of the songs are lifeless. Few producers were of the opinion that if the songs could be in the market for two weeks, it’s more than enough.”
When asked his if any of the Dance Masters has demanded him to compose the tunes based on their steps, Mani shot back,”I work with Directors, not Dance Masters. Who are they to say how the songs should be! The steps should be composed based on the song, not vice versa. On this issue, I had fight with dance masters in the past. That’s why they don’t approach me.”
Industry folks have been saying that Manisharma indirectly targeted Lawrence who demanded him to change the tune to match his steps for Chirutha’s Ossosi Rakasi song.