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After Kalank, Pritam signs on to compose for The Sky Is Pink

The music director had taken a break from composing after the release of Jab Harry Met Sejal, which was released in August 2017.

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Music director Pritam Chakraborty, who had not taken on any new project since the release of his last soundtrack, Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017), has now signed on to do the music of two films this year. The composer had taken a hiatus after scoring for films like Jagga Jasoos, Tubelight and Harry Met Sejal back to back last year.

After giving his nod to Dharma Productions' multi-starrer Kalank earlier this year, Pritam has now come on board to compose the music of Shonali Bose's directorial The Sky Is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in the lead. 

The film is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala, under their banners Roy Kapur Films and RSVP respectively. Pritam has earlier composed successful music scores for films like Race and Barfi! which were produced by UTV Motion Pictures, when Roy Kapur and Screwvala were helming the production company.

In August last year, Pritam had written in a post on his Facebook stating the reason for taking a break. "With the release of Jab Harry Met Sejal, the 3 most grueling months of my life come to an end. It’s been exhausting and challenging with 4 films, over 25 songs, over 20 musicals and background music of Jagga Jasoos all happening back to back. How I wish that the releases were spaced out but nonetheless it’s been a personally inspiring ride. Also learned a lot of new lessons in this journey," he had said. 

The composer had also promised to come back after a year or so, and he kept his word. "Thank you all for your constant love and support. I had decided last year not to sign on any new projects till the completion of JHMS and with its release, I can take a small break and will come back to take on new projects, as no matter how hard, challenging and sleep depriving the process is, this is what I love. Thank you guys again, will see you in a year or year and a half with some new films," he wrote.