"Salman Khan has been the backbone of my success"
Himesh made his debut with Salman's "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" in 1998 and went on to compose for his films like "Tere Naam", "Bodyguard" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo".
For his latest album with T-Series, "Aap Se Mausiiquii", Himesh says the "Dabangg" star was extremely kind and even liked the title song.
"Salman bhai loved the video, the way it was looking and even the sound. I am very happy for that. I am indebted to him.
He has been the backbone of my success. I am always looking forward to working with him," Himesh told PTI.
The 43-year-old "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" hitmaker said Salman has in fact approved his 'bank of tunes', which the actor may use whenever he feels right.
"He (Salman) takes the final call, so even the bank of tunes that I had, he approved it. If he wants to use it anywhere, it is always his call, we never question him. He has mentored us."
Apart from doing films, the music composer is also simultaneously working on his passionate project, titled 'Himesh Reshammiya and the jewels of India'.
"I had a bank of 700 songs, for a new project I am coming up with called 'Himesh Reshammiya and the jewels of India' which is a very big project. It'll take the individual album and independent music to another level. For the last two years I've been very busy composing songs for this."
The "Balma" music composer said he completely immerses himself into music while composing an album, which requires more hardwork then a film's sound track.
"An album has to be treated with a lot of love. You'll have to work more for an album than a film. A film has a support of a lot of things, but an album has a direct connect with the listener without any barrier of a story or film.
"It is purely music, and it speaks directly to the listener. You have to connect with them, engage them in your songs," he added.