AWARDS MEAN A LOT TO ARMAAN MALIK
Armaan Malik (below) has a high regard for awards that celebrate talent in the film industry. He says the accolades encourage him to become a better singer.
“Awards mean a lot to me. I feel rewarded when I get an award, or even get nominated, as it’s like an acceptance from the fraternity... These are rare, treasurable moments... I don’t get attached to winning awards, but they encourage me to become better at what I do,” says Armaan, who was declared the best playback singer at a recently-held awards do, for his hit track, Besabriyan, from the film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016).
He believes that the song won because “people who want to achieve their dreams” could relate to it. “In the film, it plays in the background, as [actor] Sushant Singh Rajput (who essays Dhoni) runs from work to catch a train to go for cricket practice. I’ve also done that. I’d finish my school, and run to [music-composers] Vishal-Shekhar’s studio to record a song for Bhootnath (2008),” shares Armaan, who recently turned 22.