From Pancham Group: Nerurkar talks about his conversation with Pancham on his debut work
In this connection I would like to share the discussion I had
with PM on this issue. PM told me about his debutant film as under :-
"I was assisting Sachinda, my father, since 1954-55. But I started working with him seriously durring the making of Pyasa. I worked very hard for this film and contributed a lot to the music of the film. Gurudutt, who had a great sense of music, was very impressed with my work and offered me an independent film as a music director titled Raaz. Ofcourse my father didn't liked it. He tried to convince Gurudutt by saying that PM is still in the process of learning the tricks of the trade and agewise also he is not that mature to handle such kind
of big job. But Gurudutt was confident. He insisted for me only. With great difficulty my father consented for it. I did composed two tunes which were approved by Gurudatt. Subsequently the film got shelved. Sometime after I went to Banglore with Mehmood, who was very good friend of mine, to attend one horse race. While coming back from the Banglore we came in a Car and casually I hummed one of the compositions I did for Raaz. He liked it very much & immediately offered me a film Chhote Nawab. I used one of the composition of
Raaz in Chhote Nawab i.e. Ghar Aaja Ghir Aaye." I enquired about the other tune of Raaz. He said he never got a chance to use the other tune he had composed for Raaz.