It gives me immense pleasure to announce that our film “Kharvas” has won the “Best Short Fiction Film” award at the 66th National Film Awards, 2018. This is the second National Award in a row for writer/ director Aditya Jambhale who had earlier won the “Best Director” award for his very first film, “Aaba… Eiktay Na?” at the 64th National Awards, 2016. Composing the music for this film was one of the most creatively stimulating experiences of my career. Recording with virtuoso flautist Varad Kathapurkar was a blast, as he brought the score to life with his magic flute. Also getting to record vocals on the song “Mana Gahire” by Pradnya Deo was a fun experience. Plus, she had an enormous contribution as she helped me understand the finer nuances of the raag Bhatiyaar on which the main theme is based. I will always carry fond memories of working on this film with me.