‘We underestimate the audience of our country’
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.”