Ac­co­lades make artistes feel worth­while: Anu­radha Paud­wal

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Veteren singer Anu­radha Paud­wal, who was fe­lic­i­tated at Bri­tain’s House of Com­mons for her con­tri­bu­tion to mu­sic and char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tives, says awards and ac­co­lades are an ac­knowl­edge­ment of artistes’ strug­gles.

“Mu­sic is my life­line and when adu­la­tion and re­spect come from un­ex­pected quar­ters, that too an in­vi­ta­tion to be ac­knowl­edged in the his­toric and pres­ti­gious eight­decade old House of Com­mons, it does feel great,” Anu­radha said in a state­ment to IANS.

“I sing for those who love mu­sic. And the love, warmth and re­cip­ro­ca­tion makes me feel honoured and re­spected. It is th­ese mo­ments that make us artistes feel that our strug­gle was well worth its while,” added the Na­tional Award-win­ning singer who has sung in Bollywood movies like Aashiqui, Ram Lakhan, Saa­jan and Dil, be­sides hav­ing an ar­ray of devo­tional songs to her credit.

As of now, she is on a tour to the UK and Aus­tralia.

“I am await­ing my next des­ti­na­tions — Sri Lanka and the US. The tour is with Ku­mar Sanu with whom I share great re­spect and rap­port,” she said.

On the mu­sic front, she says “there is a very in­ter­est­ing devo­tional pro­ject on Adi Shankaracharya’s works”.

“It is still in its for­ma­tive stage but it is an amaz­ingly ful­fill­ing mu­si­cal trib­ute,” said Anu­radha.

She also wants to give back to so­ci­ety.

“I sup­port martyrs’ fam­i­lies, aid vil­lages which lack ba­sic in­fras­truc­ture and do my lit­tle bit.” – IANS

CAN­DID: The vet­eran singer says she sings for those who love mu­sic.

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