Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy booted out of Dharma Productions?

While DK Bose composer Ram Sampath replaced S-E-L in Excel Entertainment, we now hear that the music composer duo Ajay-Atul has replaced the trio in Agneepath

We had seen this coming, especially after we heard the disappointing soundtrack of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, but this soon? No! For a very long time, S-E-L have saved their best tunes for their two most favourite production houses: Farhan Ahtar’s Excel Entertainment and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. But unfortunately they have been replaced by others in both companies. We are not entirely sure about the reason for the ouster, but it is indeed very sad to see that the talented triumvirate is being left out, despite their amazing record with chartbusters in recent times. We smelt something fishy when Karan Johar didn’t show up at the trio’s 15th anniversary celebration. Well, we just hope these recent developments don’t lead to a fall-out, as the rumours doing the rounds have told us. When we spoke to Ram Sampath about him replacing S-E-L in an Excel Entertainment film, he said, “I haven’t replaced anyone in Reema Kagti’s film. She was looking for a music director and Aamir Khan recommended me to her. Aamir, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani (the producers) left the casting choice entirely to Reema.” We are only hoping that the success of Shahrukh Khan’s Don 2 brings the trio back into business.