When Priyanka Chopra floored international DJ David Guetta

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2014 16:33 IST

French DJ David Guetta can’t wait to be back in the subcontinent. While he’s is awe of the Indian audience, it’s Bollywood actor-singer Priyanka Chopra who seems to have swept the ­electro-music producer off his feet.

“Priyanka Chopra is an extremely warm person. I met her at the Grammys a couple of years ago, and it was a pleasure. She is also part of a project I am doing with UNICEF. She sings a line of Imagine by John Lennon, I speak it along with other ­artists, actors, sports people,” says the 47-year-old, who comes to town next week. Talking about it, he says, “Earlier, I was hesitant that the Indian audience wasn’t mature enough to accept my music, which I’m extremely glad to say was a pure myth. I’m very excited to be back. The one thing that the Indian audience possesses is the desire to keep exploring newer genres and the acceptance of talent, big or small.”

David Guetta’s love for India isn’t new. All set to woo the Indian audience across different cities, including Delhi, next week, as part of the Enchanted Valley Carnival, the 47-year-old got chatty with us over all things peppy and musical.

What’s that one thing about Indian fans that make them different from crowds across the world?
The warmth that I received from the Indian audience was incredible and that’s one of the reasons I’m coming back. I didn’t know what to expect my first time; it’s hard for me to get to India often. I was pleasantly surprised at the passion for music and the knowledge about music that the crowd has.

Have you heard any of the Indian EDM artists?
I haven’t really had the chance to hear any of the home grown talent. But I believe I’m going to have the opportunity to play alongside some of them at EVC. So here’s looking forward to experience their music.

Are you planning to explore the country this time around more?
The last time I was here. I couldn’t interact with my fans much. So, this time around my priority is to really mingle with the Indian audience and go crazy with them. My last few visits did not leave me with enough time to explore the country or try enough of the food. I was left aching to come back for a holiday and find out more.

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