‘I’m get­ting used to item num­bers’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Medha Shri Dahiya medha. dahiya@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

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.

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