Arjun Ka­nungo says a mu­si­cian is noth­ing with­out au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion and feed­back

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

Singer Arjun Ka­nungo (left) has over 2.3 lakh fol­low­ers on Face­book and a his­tory of crazy fe­male fan fol­low­ing, with some even etch­ing his name on their arms. But the Mum­bai-born hit­maker doesn’t get car­ried away by the adu­la­tion.

“The kind of love I have been re­ceiv­ing from across the coun­try has been un­real. I just want to keep work­ing hard and en­ter­tain them with my mu­sic. But their love has also made me more re­spon­si­ble, both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally. I get to know about a lot of is­sues through my so­cial me­dia pages. I try to bring that in my mu­sic, and try to be sen­si­tive to that,” says the 29-year-old, who de­buted with the song, Baaki Baatein Peene Baad, last year.

Stay­ing hum­ble in­stead of pat­ting him­self on the back for his achieve­ments, he adds: “I truly be­lieve that no mat­ter how much you work, you al­ways need a bit of luck on your side to be­come suc­cess­ful in this in­dus­try. I have worked hard, but I have also been lucky in many ways, and the au­di­ence re­ac­tion to every song has been a tes­ta­ment to that. That has made me a more down to earth in­di­vid­ual.”

Ka­nungo also cred­its au­di­ence feed­back for his growth as a mu­si­cian. “We (mu­si­cians) are at a frag­ile po­si­tion. If we stop in­ter­act­ing with the au­di­ences and stop tak­ing feed­back from them, it (star­dom) can go away in­stantly. It’s like walk­ing on glass,” he says.

In a way, fans have made me more re­spon­si­ble, both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally. I get to know about is­sues through so­cial me­dia


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