Play it Hard!
Singer-rapper Hard Kaur launches her album, P.L.A.Y, and talks to HT City about not wanting to be a ‘heroine’, her upcoming projects and more...chandigarh Updated: Oct 27, 2012 11:07 IST
Bling has always been a prominent part of her personality. Don’t, however, dare to compare her blingy gold necklace with anything that adorns Bappi Lahiri’s neck.
The rapper and Bollywood singer, Hard Kaur (33), is visiting Chandigarh to launch her second album, P.L.A.Y, which features her collaborations with Mika Singh, Lehmber Hussainpuri and Eminem’s Band, D12. When in Chandigarh, the Kaur is in the mood to answer anything you throw at her.
The lady makes the effort of taking the initiative about talking about her album, as she says, “My previous album, Supawoman (2007), was dedicated to my mom and my struggle. But now, since I’m happy, this album is solely for my fans. Through this album, I’m launching a movement to distinguish between filmy and non-filmy music. Record labels are not interested in launching albums now. Non-filmy music, however, is as important as Bollywood music. When you work for Bollywood, you don’t have the license to experiment.”
Try asking her if this album signifies her come back, and with a stern voice she says, “Where did I go? I did more than 35 tracks for Bollywood in this time, and that’s what kept me busy. Shows like Jhalak Dhikla Ja, where I lasted till the end, provided me with a lot of love. However, I thought I might get out after two episodes!”
“They call me every year, but I cannot stay in that house. Not even an iPod is allowed inside!
You really think I can survive without music? Moreover, I know how they play with your brain and incite a fight. I don’t take a minute to get hyper; I’d get into a fight instantly.”
“I’m doing couple of Bollywood songs; have sung a song for Pritam for Rush. I’m also doing my first Ganpati song for Remo Desouza’s Anybody Can Dance, besides doing a track for Jatt & Juliet (part two).”
“I have been offered lead roles, but, I’m not a ‘heroine’ and don’t want to go down that road. The reason I did Patiala House was because it was one of the things on my to-do list, and I got to work with Akshay Kumar, Rishi ji and Dimple ji. Offer me the role of a villain or a funny aunt; I’m up for it! Also, I would enjoy doing an item song.”
“P.L.A.Y (Party Loud All Year) has all songs penned and composed by me. Title track of the album, Peenay Do, is likely to become the alcohol anthem of 2012. ‘Mujhe peeney do, thoda sa humko jeeney do… If I get outa control, it’s not me, it’s alcohol.’ P.L.A.Y presents 10 fresh compositions with beat thumping hip-hop and pop music. It has songs such as Boyfriend, Hello Baby and an exclusive track, Desi Dance, with D12.”