I like a quiet life, but rise of social media has affected me: Arijit Singh
Singer Arijit Singh says he prefers being low-key, even as this year saw him venting his feelings on Facebook. First, he wrote about being snubbed by actor Salman Khan, and his songs being dropped from films. And recently, he lashed out at composer Abhijit Vaghani for the song, Wajah Tum Ho. “Thank you for cheating me... for retuning my voice so much that I don’t even recognise (sic),” he had written.
The 29-year-old, however, refrains from interacting with the media. Why so? “I enjoy leading a quiet life. I don’t like to be interrupted. In the past two to three years, my fan base has grown gradually. They’ve also taken a considerable amount of time to understand (that I like being low-key).”
With songs such as Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2; 2013), Muskurane (CityLights; 2014) and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (title track; 2016), among others — he’s had the maximum chartbusters in recent times. Ask Arijit if success has changed his personal and professional life, and he says: “The professional life (of artists) never changes. You get what you deserve. I have been working throughout. I have done it the hard way, but I’m satisfied. The little share that I am receiving is because of my hard work. I am happy about that. However, I can’t say that it (my career) hasn’t changed my personal life because it has. I have always liked to live my life in a peaceful manner. But the rise in social media has certainly affected me. Now I am always noticed. People try to reach out to me and that is a different feeling. But mostly, the change has been positive. My fans have been supportive, which is very helpful for a singer. When you attain success, you need to deal with a lot of things,” he says.
(Because of social media) I am always noticed. People try to reach out to me and that is a different feeling ARIJIT SINGH, SINGER