You can’t go far in life with­out tal­ent: Akriti

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Singer Akriti Kakar (left) says she has strug­gled a lot to gain a strong foothold in the Bol­ly­wood mu­sic in­dus­try. On her re­cent visit to the Cap­i­tal, she told us, “It’s good to have re­al­ity shows that help you gain the spotlight. In our days, strug­gle meant sit­ting out­side a mu­sic di­rec­tor’s of­fice for days, and only if you got lucky, you would be called in­side.” When asked how much she helped her sis­ters get a break, Akriti said, “They are get­ting of­fers be­cause they are tal­ented and not be­cause of my rec­om­men­da­tions. How far can a per­son go with­out tal­ent? Yes, I can tell mu­sic di­rec­tors to lis­ten to Sukriti and Prakriti’s songs, but I can’t force them to give my sis­ters work,” says Akriti, who is known for hits like Iski Uski (2 States) and Satur­day Satur­day (Humpty Sharma Ki Dul­haniya). Re­call­ing her days of strug­gle she says, “I was part of Kalyanji-Anandji’s lit­tle won­ders group, and af­ter fin­ish­ing school, my fam­ily shifted base to Mum­bai where I started strug­gling.”

My sis­ters are get­ting of­fers be­cause of their tal­ent, not be­cause of my rec­om­men­da­tions

Akriti Kakar, singer

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