Nikhil Namit, co-producer of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, starts label for Marathi songs, Naadkhula Music

He has joined forces with composer Prashant Nakti, whose songs have received millions of views on YouTube.

Nikhil Namit and Salman Khan

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Nikhil Namit has been involved in the production of a number of Salman Khan-produced films such as Hello (2008), Bodyguard (2011), O Teri (2014), Bharat (2019) and Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (2021).

He has now launched a music label, Naadkhula Music, that exclusively caters to Marathi listeners. 

Despite being involved in mainstream Hindi films, Namit has ventured into producing Marathi songs because of his late father. “Having a deep knowledge of geography, my father was a college principal and the head of the subject at Mumbai University. He was an ardent admirer of the Marathi language, which I got to know after his demise in March this year. I have produced a number of Hindi films but I don’t remember my father ever watching a Hindi movie,” he said in a statement. 

He added, “I had his mobile phone after his death. I realized that his ringtone was a popular Marathi song. In the days that followed, I laid my hands on his vast collection of Marathi songs. I then decided to produce melodious Marathi songs through my music label.” 

Namit has associated with composer Prashant Nakti, whose songs have received millions of views on YouTube. Their first song for the label called ‘Mi Naadkhula’ has got 10 million views in less than a month. 

Speaking about his association with Namit, Nakti said, “Nikhil dada offered me to work with him after listening to my song ‘Majhi Baay Go’. I was pleasantly shocked to see a prominent person like him giving me an offer. Our wavelength met right during our first meeting. It is believed that Marathis understand music well. Therefore, we have decided to bring out brilliant Marathi songs through our label and to provide an opportunity to newcomers, be it singers, musicians, lyricists or even cameramen and choreographers.”