The two have worked together in the Hrithik Roshan-Kareena Kapoor starrer "Yaadein", of which the title track is very popular and admired. Ghai thinks the song is among Malik's best five compositions, and was surprised that it wasn't mentioned in the audio-visual of his achievements at the event. He even jokingly termed the video's creator a "duffer" for not knowing real music.
"He (Malik) has given much better songs,10 times better songs than what you shown in this, he is a man with classical knowledge, he is a man with melodies, he is much deeper than what it looks on screen," he added.
After ruling the industry in the 1990s and early 2000s with numerous popular albums, Malik witnessed a unimpressive phase in the late 2000s, with comparatively lesser number of films, and which hardly created any impact. But he has in a way bounced back with his music for the film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", which even fetched him the Zee Cine Award for Best Music.