March 3 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood music composer Pritam Chakraborty who lost his laptop full of his compositions was worried to death. However, the musician got laptop back by a crew member of flight to his Mumbai residence.
Blame it on Madhavan. But on Tuesday morning at the Kolkata airport Pritam misplaced his laptop containing his released, unreleased and half-finished tunes.
For two full days thereafter as frantic efforts were made to locate the precious computer Pritam went through hell.
“I couldn’t sleep, eat almost not breathe . I made life hell for my family and for myself. What if someone got hold of the laptop and downloaded all the music ? I’d be ruined,” shudders Pritam.
To rewind to the start of the story, Pritam along with Alisha Chinai and members of his band wrapped up the concert on late Monday -night at the Netaji Indoor stadium and then headed the next morning groggy and bleary-eyed for the airport where after the security check he forgot to pick up his lap top.
Says Pritam, “I got busy chatting up with Madhavan and composer Shantanu Moitra who were also traveling with me. It was only when I reached Mumbai that I realized my laptop was missing. So much of my music, plus all my financial details were in the laptop. I panicked.”
Chaos reigned as Pritam tried to remember where the laptop had been misplaced.
Recalls Pritam, “A friend in Kolkata got the Kolkata airport searched thoroughly. My precious laptop was finally located and sent back to me with a crew member of flight to Mumbai. I slept only after the missing possession came into my hand.”
But now Pritam has an extra worry. What if someone intercepted the laptop and downloaded his music?
We shall soon hear.
-Subhash K Jha/ Sampurn Wire