Kavita’s sons avoid play­back singing

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Rishabh Suri

Singer Kavita Seth, the voice be­hind chart­buster songs such as Jeete Hain Chal (Neerja; 2016), Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cock­tail; 2012) and Ik­tara (Wake Up Sid; 2009), is happy that her sons — Kav­ish and Kan­ishk have shown in­ter­est in mu­sic, and even reg­u­larly ac­com­pany her to var­i­ous stage shows. Kavita, who re­cently vis­ited Delhi for a show, says “Dono be­ton ke pankh nikal aaye hain (Both of my sons have grown up). Kan­ishk was here [in Delhi] with me, but ek di­rec­tor ka phone aaya for record­ing, and he took the next flight to Mum­bai. Kav­ish, the el­der one, is busy with his start up, Zubaan, in the in­de­pen­dent mu­sic area.” Ask if they, too, har­bour dreams to make it big in Bol­ly­wood, and Kavita is quick to say, “No, not at all! Kav­ish had got an op­por­tu­nity once to sing in a film, but he re­fused. He said, ‘Main play­back kar ke kisi aur ki awaaz nahi ba­nunga (I don’t want to be­come some­one else’s voice by do­ing play­back singing). How­ever, I am to­tally de­pen­dent on Bol­ly­wood singing, that’s my style.” “In films, fol­low­ing of artists im­me­di­ately reaches into lakhs if even one of their songs be­come a hit, whereas an in­de­pen­dent artist poori zindagi ra­gadta re­hta hai (an in­de­pen­dent artist has to strug­gle all his life), and he or she doesn’t get what they de­serve,” says Kavita, adding, “I am happy that my sons are work­ing hard, and hope that the golden pe­riod for in­de­pen­dent artists comes soon.” Along with singing, so­cial work keeps Kavita busy. “I am associated with a lot of NGOS, and a women em­pow­er­ment project,” she says.

While I am to­tally de­pen­dent on play­back singing, my sons don’t want to be­come some­one else’s voice in Bol­ly­wood KAVITA SETH, SINGER

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