I Borrow Words, Metaphors From Regional Languages: Prasoon Joshi
PANAJI, (IANS) – Poet and lyricist Prasoon Joshi said that his upbringing and culture have had a deep impact on his writing, which makes him borrow most of the words and metaphors from regional languages and cultures.
“Our upbringing and culture have a deep impact on our writing. I borrow most of my words and metaphors from our regional language and culture. Let the words from our regional language never become extinct,” he said.
Speaking about the essence of his writing, Prasoon said most of his words emanate from his own soil and culture.
He said that the relationship between a lyricist and a composer is always symbiotic, and both should always complement each other.
Deliberating on present days’ vulgar lyrics, Prasoon said as per market philosophy, if something doesn’t sell, it will not be made. “The readers and viewers should be equally responsible like the creators,” he asserted.
Joshi is a writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and communication specialist whose work in Hindi cinema has won him both critical and popular acclaim.
“Authenticity is one of the most important characteristics of a lyricist. There is nobody like you. You are unique and unparalleled. One lyricist should always try to write in his own style, using his own words,” he added.
As a lyricist, Joshi’s has worked in films like ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (2007) and ‘Chittagong’ (2012). He has won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics and also conferred the Padma Shri.