I had set out to become a singer: Kapil Sharma

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2015 15:48 IST

Kapil Sharma, who is known for singing Sufi songs and ghazals on his comedy show, has lent his voice for two tracks in his debut film, directed by Abbas-Mustan.

"I will shoot for the first song ‘Bolle bam bam’, which is an energetic track. I never imagined that I’d be able to sing such a song. Now, I’m eager to see the response to it," says Kapil, who collaborated with music director Dr Zeus for the song.

Bollywood has a growing number of actors who are trying their hand at singing, but he doesn’t count himself among them, since he has been singing for a long time. In fact, he even participated in a singing reality show and got appreciation for it, many years back. "I had set out to become a singer, so this song has a different meaning for me. The trend of singer-actors is prevalent now. This is a dream come true for me. For years, people will remember that I sang a song," says Kapil.

Ask him about his second track in the film, and he says that it’s an emotional one. He explains, "I have ‘acted’ the song, as I wanted it to seem like the character was singing it, and not a singer."

Going ahead, Kapil is clear that he won’t necessarily sing in all his films, unless his directors ask him to. He says, "Even with this film, I told the directors that we should do it only if it works. We recorded it, and it fit beautifully, so we retained it."

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