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Going places: Akriti Kakar
Johnny D (HindustanTimes.com)
Mumbai, February 18, 2006
First Published: 18:00 IST(19/2/2006)
Last Updated: 21:06 IST(18/2/2006)

Young and pretty, this beautiful singer is really going places, ever since she made her presence felt in the music scene with her debut album Ateen (18). Akriti Kakar is a powerhouse of talent, what with being an Indi-pop singer, playback singer, VJ and now making her foray in films.

However, unlike others, Akriti is honest to confess, “Thanks to Neelamji, who introduced me to Tanveer Khan, the director of Deadline – Sirf 24 Ghante!

Acting is the last thing on my mind. However, I am just playing the role of a TV host, who interviews Rajat Kapoor in the opening scene of the film. He plays Dr Goenka and from here the story of the film unfolds. So you see, I am not acting really in the film as perceived by many. Singing is my passion and I wouldn’t trade it for acting!”

Having sung Chamse… in Dus for the very first time, Akriti’s cute voice has made an impact in the music scene and she is happy, the way things are moving. She discloses with a child like innocence, “I am happy because people from the industry have liked my voice and that is indeed a great achievement for any singer.  I have sung a very bubbly and attitude full song for Amrita Rao in My Name is Anthony Gonsalves. Then I have sung for Katrina Kaif in Apne  and Kareena Kapoor in Khatta Meetha and Milenge Milenge.”

How does she differentiate her voice modulation, when she has to sing for various heroines? She is honest to confess, “When we record songs, we are just given a brief how the songs have to be sung. We don’t even know on whom the song would be picturised? The important thing for me is to put the best effort so that my music directors are happy.”

Akriti is also working on her second album with HMV. She informs, “We are working on the second album currently and in all probability it will be titled 9Teen. Things are moving fast and by first week of April it should be ready.” What kind of songs will 9Teen have? “It will be a mix of romantic ballads, bubbly and more to suit the teenager’s taste and choice. The album will have six new songs and three remixed version.”

Having being noticed at a tender age of 5, Akriti went onto become an integral part of Little Wonders of Kalyanji Anandji troupe. Later it was called Little Stars in Anandji troupe and went onto travel all over the world and did, where she conceded through 2 world tours and about 100 shows. Akriti also has won the 1999 TVS Sa Re Ga Ma National Talent Hunt (Junior / Children’s Special). Having sung on various pop and remix albums like Ek Sapna, Punjabi Pop Dhamaka 2000 and Baby Doll Chapter 2, Akriti has really come a long way!


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