‘We un­der­es­ti­mate the au­di­ence of our coun­try’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur

Singer Shreya Ghoshal (right) has lent her voice to al­most all gen­res of mu­sic in Bol­ly­wood films. Her songs have been ap­pre­ci­ated by crit­ics and au­di­ence alike. In her ca­reer span­ning 15 years, it seems that the singer has learnt to trust her lis­ten­ers with their ever chang­ing de­mands for mu­sic and that’s cer­tainly worked in her favour.

“Every time I have sung from my heart and not thought about the com­mer­cial as­pect, it has done re­ally well for me. I think we un­der­es­ti­mate the au­di­ence of our coun­try or for that mat­ter world­wide, by think­ing that they don’t un­der­stand art. They are the rea­son art ex­ists,” says Shreya. The singer, who has given Bol­ly­wood hits such as Bairi Piya, Dee­wani Mas­tani and Han­gover, says she doesn’t like to think much about whether the film will be a suc­cess or not.

“Right now, I am do­ing ev­ery­thing and try­ing ev­ery­thing. I am not hold­ing on to any thought — if I should take up a pro­ject or not. Some­times, I make sure that I don’t think about whether a song will do well or not,” she adds.

Af­ter sing­ing count­less tracks in films, Shreya has launched her first in­de­pen­dent track Dhad­kane Azad Hai. She says, “Un­doubt­edly, there’s a lot of scope for good mu­sic in films but some­times, we are con­fined in that bound­ary to sing within the story nar­ra­tive. I wanted to sing some­thing, which was out of those re­stric­tions.”

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