North In­dian fans are crazy: Raf­taar

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Pop­u­lar rap­per Raf­taar (left) loves per­form­ing in north In­dia. The Ker­ala-born rap­per feels that peo­ple up north are more ex­pres­sive than crowds down south. “It’s not as if I don’t want to do shows there. But I love the way au­di­ences in Delhi or Chandi­garh re­act to a con­cert. They have so much en­thu­si­asm. Down south, peo­ple en­joy your mu­sic but they are not able to ex­press it as much as here. The crowd up here is crazy (laughs).”

Raf­taar, whose sin­gles have been used in many films, says that in­de­pen­dent mu­si­cians are not tak­ing over the man­tle from mu­sic di­rec­tors in Bol­ly­wood. “Pick­ing up in­de­pen­dent mu­sic and mu­sic di­rec­tion for films go hand in hand. I don’t think in­de­pen­dent sin­gles are tak­ing over the industry or that it’s the end of mu­sic di­rec­tors,” he says, adding, “For ex­am­ple, Ak­shay paaji (ac­tor Ak­shay Ku­mar) asks us to work for many projects but he’s also work­ing with the mu­sic di­rec­tor of his film. Some songs have to be com­posed to fit the script.”

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