‘I’m getting used to item numbers’
Singer Chinmayi Sripada (left) isn’t the diplomatic type. Just like her melodious songs, her answers are also straight from the heart. For instance, when asked if she feels hesitant when songs with provocative lyrics or picturisation are offered to her, she doesn’t shy away from answering the question. “When I face such a situation, which is rare, the singer in me takes precedence. For me, then, it is paramount to do justice to the singing. I need to have creative satisfaction from the way I sing the song. Lyrics or picturisation is not my department,” says Chinmayi, whose song Mera Naam Mary is topping the charts.
The song picturised on Kareena Kapoor Khan, says the 30-year-old, is one of her first “item numbers” and she is getting used to singing the “high-on-energy” songs. “I am a trained singer in Hindustani and classical music. I did have a few mental hurdles but it was not tough going beyond those. And well, dance numbers are very popular these days, and melodious ones are taking a backseat. But people still go back to the melodious ones when they need comfort, they are evergreen,” she says.