`Soundtrack` director relates to struggle of his character

Mumbai: Neerav Ghosh, who is making his diretorial debut with the upcoming `Soundtrack`, says he can relate to the struggle in show-business that is depicted in the film because he has experienced it first hand.

Neerav, a musician who switched to directing music videos at an early age, worked on documentaries and TV commercials before his Bollywood debut.

"I have worked on this film for three-and-half years, acquiring remake rights of the original film (`Its all gone Pete Tong`), adapting the story for the Indian audience," Neerav told PTI.

"It was emotionally exhausting. I know your first film takes time as you face some glitches like getting finance, etc. In my case the transfer of rights and getting finance for the film took time. But I just kept going."

`Soundtrack` is the story of a struggling musician (played by Rajeev Khandelwal), his rise to stardom, and his subsequent battle with hearing loss.

Neerav feels even the audience will be able to relate to the subject. "There are a lot of relatable things in the movie like struggle, getting back on your feet," he said.

The film also stars Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma and Mohan Kapur. It also has a cameo by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

It will release on September 30.


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