Renowned poet and lyricist Prasoon Joshi says that his upbringing and culture have a profound influence on his writings, due to which he borrows most of the words and metaphors from the regional language and culture. Addressing an interactive session on 'Art and Craft of Lyrics Writing' at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa on Wednesday, he said, "May the words of our regional language never become extinct. 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. May our regional language words never become extinct."
Speaking about the essence of his writings, Prasoon said that most of his words emanate from his own soil and culture.
He said that there is always a symbiotic relationship between a lyricist and a musician and both should always complement each other.
Explaining his point further, Prasoon, considering today's obscene songs, said that according to the philosophy of the market, if something does not sell, it does not get made. "Readers and viewers should be equally responsible like the creators."
Prasoon Joshi is a noted poet, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and communication specialist, whose work in Hindi cinema has won him both critical and popular acclaim.
He said, "'Authenticity' is one of the most important attributes of a lyricist. There is no one like you. You are unique. A lyricist should always try to write in his own style using his own words."
As a lyricist, Joshi worked in the films Taare Zameen Par (2007) and Chittagong (2012) and won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics.
Prasoon Joshi was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Central Government.