‘My approach towards music is still very old school’
It has just been a year and a half since he made his Bollywood debut with the song Humsafar (Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, 2017), but Akhil Sachdeva has been a professional musician for almost a decade now. So, unsurprisingly, the singer doesn’t find it tough to survive the competition in the industry nor is he bothered about getting stereotyped in the world of music.
He says, “I think one thing that sort of distinguishes my music, or my style of music is that my approach towards it, is still very old school. I sort of connect more with the bygone era, and its music. I connect well to that kind of language, thought and the words.”
Akhil adds, “I am glad that I have been able to take my approach, be with it for all these years and still entertain people with the kind of music that I do. So, I am not bothered about being pigeonholed or typecast. Soulful music is what I love to do, and what I want to do.”
Akhil will soon be releasing his single around Diwali. Titled Naina Na Joden, it was originally sung by the legendary Pakistani singer Reshma. “I had sent the record label, some five or six songs, for them to listen. But they asked me to record this song instead. And it just happened like telepathically. I always wanted to work on a song of hers. More than Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahib, I loved listening to her music, and have always felt a connection with the content she produced. So when I got the song, I started living with the song. I hope that the public likes it,” he ends.
I am not bothered about being pigeonholed or typecast. Soulful music is what I love to do, and what I want to do.
AKHIL SACHDEVA SINGER
Akhil Sachdeva will soon be releasing his single, Naina Na Joden, which was originally sung by the legendary Pakistani singer Reshma