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Hema Sardesai to don lyricist's hat

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 19:44 IST
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Bollywood singer Hema Sardesai will soon don the hat of a lyricist as she is busy penning lyrics inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and sufi saints.

"I am working on two albums. Both will be released simultenously in the market somewhere middle next year. For Sufi album, the lyrics are Urdu blended Hindi-Punjabi, while Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living album is completely devotional," Hema told PTI in an interview at her Goa residence.

Strongly inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Hema said that the `Guruji' endowed her feelings that everybody should rise above caste, creed and religion. "I had those feelings right from childhood, my Guru endowed it further," she said.

"Art of Living has several albums but for the first time a playback and pop singer would be singing it," Hema, who herself would be singing for the album said.

Hema, who has sung several hits including 'awara bhavre' feels that her shift as a lyricist is the way out for her inner talents.

After that album I did few more lyrics. It was English version of songs from `Maine Pyar Kiya' which made record sales all over south America and west Indian countries," she recalls.
Hema had also written a song named `My first day in America' in the movie `Pardes.'

About her Sufi album, Hema says that the album is unique as four person from different religion -- Hycinth D'souza, Najakat Ali, Raja along with her -- are working on it.

"Sufi music always carries a spiritual touch," she said stating that the album would be a spiritual one with a mix of Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

After donning caps of a singer, lyricist and composer, Hema is also trying her hand with film making. Getting trained under able guidence of Bapu Sarvagod in Mumbai, Hema aims to do a film on Goa.

"Let's see how it works but I intend doing a film on Goa. At this juncture I can't tell you much about the film as it is just an idea," she said.

On her Bollywood assignments, Hema said that she has done few songs with Ismail Durbar and Himesh Reshmiyya which would be out soon.