I don’t want my pref­er­ences to limit me: Jonita

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

Play­back singer Jonita Gandhi (right) has sung many hits in Bol­ly­wood such as Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom), and The Break Up Song (Ae Dil Hain Mushkil). The 27-year-old likes singing songs which make her ex­per­i­ment with her voice.

“I don’t want my pref­er­ences to limit me. I’ve much to ex­plore and I think, Bol­ly­wood is a great place to do just that. I’m gen­er­ally open to ev­ery­thing when it comes to song se­lec­tion. I, es­pe­cially, en­joy tak­ing on new char­ac­ters for the songs I sing and I en­joy the process of try­ing new things with my voice,” she says.

Jonita ad­mits that some of her songs haven’t been as suc­cess­ful as oth­ers sung but she doesn’t mind that, she ex­plains, “I have sung sev­eral songs that have not be­come hits! Some of those have been my most favourite songs! The an­tic­i­pated suc­cess of a song has noth­ing to do with me agree­ing to sing it.”

The singer wants to ex­per­i­ment and to try new things. “To me, be­ing a play­back singer is syn­ony­mous with be­ing a ver­sa­tile singer. I have been get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to sing in var­i­ous styles. I don’t want my pref­er­ences to limit me,” she says.

How­ever, play­back singing is not the only thing on her mind, she wants to ex­plore the non film mu­sic space as well. “I do think that a singer can be­come suc­cess­ful with­out hav­ing to de­pend on Bol­ly­wood. There’s def­i­nitely au­di­ence out there for non-film mu­sic. I have im­mense re­spect for mu­si­cians in the in­de­pen­dent scene. I think it’s a great space to ex­plore, even for Bol­ly­wood artists, since the lim­i­ta­tions to your cre­ativ­ity are much less,” she adds.


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