Popular music director trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has walked out of the upcoming multilingual blockbuster Saaho. Following their exit, Ghibran has been signed up to helm the music.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The trio were reportedly uncomfortable with multiple music composers working on the film.

Shankar Mahadevan revealed in an interview to IANS, “The music company wanted to add a few songs from external composers. We are not very comfortable with that. Normally, we prefer to remain the sole composers of the film. That’s why we decided to opt out.”

Shankar also said that this may be a norm now, but it is something the trio just isn’t comfortable with. “Nowadays you see multi-composers happening on many of the films. They checked if it’s okay with us. We said no,”

Composer Ghibran

Ghibran has composed the background score for Saaho, and it should be noted that a few other music directors will be taken into the team to compose tunes for other songs.

Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, is being made on a massive budget of ₹30,000,000 (RM 181 million). The film will feature an ensemble cast comprising of Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Lal, Arun Vijay, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Vennela Kishore, Mahesh Manjrekar and Chunkey Pandey. Saaho will release in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu simultaneously.

Saaho will hit the screens on August 15th.