THE SONG THAT CHANGED

Savvy - - I Believe -

‘ PARE­SHAAN’ EV­ERY­THING

Dur­ing this time, I was all set to travel to the US to study mu­sic be­cause af­ter fin­ish­ing my BA, I had ap­plied to a bunch of mu­sic schools in the US - one of which was the LA Mu­sic Academy. I couldn’t af­ford to fly to the US to give a live au­di­tion, so I sent a video and au­dio record­ing in­stead.

Play­back singing was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me - one which I had never even thought of be­fore.

A week later, my friend who worked with Amit Trivedi asked me for any demos I may have and I hap­pened to send my LA Mu­sic Academy demo to him. As fate would have it, things clicked and Amit Trivedi called me to his stu­dio to record ‘Pare­shaan’. A month af­ter ‘ Pare­shaan’ was recorded, I re­ceived word from the LA Mu­sic Academy say­ing that I had been ad­mit­ted to the school. But by then I was ad­vised by the peo­ple I had met at Amit Trivedi’s stu­dio not to leave the coun­try be­cause they be­lieved that ‘Pare­shaan’ would take me places.

But I have al­ways longed to study mu­sic and I am proud to say that I have en­rolled for two cour­ses at Berkelee On­line, an on­line mu­sic school. I am just a week into my course and I can­not ex­plain how in­tel­lec­tu­ally re­ward­ing it is to study again, to con­verse with peo­ple from all over the world and hear their sto­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences.

BOL­LY­WOOD BO­NANZA

Of course, get­ting back to my filmi ca­reer, ‘Pare­shaan’s’ suc­cess got me more work within Bol­ly­wood. Play­back singing was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me - one which I had never even thought of be­fore. With ev­ery song and ev­ery new per­son I met, I was learn­ing new things.

Af­ter ‘Pare­shaan’, I sang three con­sec­u­tive songs - ‘Daaru Desi’, ‘Aga Bai’ and ‘Lat Lag Gayi’ - which were huge suc­cesses. There was no turn­ing back ever since...

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