Indo-Canadian hip-hop singer Ishq Bector, who was last seen on a reality TV show Iss Jungle Se Muzhe Bachao has already made his presence felt in Bollywood by writing and singing for films like Ugly Aur Pagli, Race, Billu Barber and many others. The multi-faceted star who hit the charts with his recent number Bhooth chadh gaya re takes us around his bachelor pad.
Place of my own
I’m basically from Canada, my parent are from Punjab. So when I came down to Mumbai, I didn’t have any place to call my own. My friend, Mukul Deora, came to my rescue, He had an extra flat in Breach Candy so he put me up there. I stayed there for three months before I rented out a place. For the past three years, I am living in the North Mumbai suburb of Oshiwara. My place is very much like a bachelor’s pad, it’s a one bedroom hall kitchen apartment. I found this place with a lot of effort because I had pre-conceived ideas about the place I wanted. I was looking for a clean place, not one with a collection of cracks on the wall.
This place has been very lucky for me. After I shifted here, things started moving on my music album, Ae Hip-hopper. In this very house, I met the music team and the distribution guys and the work which led to the birth of the album and it is now going on to become a success. Besides being very lucky, the place has a very positive vibe to it. We record one song every day.
Work from home
My favourite corner in the house is my work station. I spend 90 per cent of my time here. I go to my bedroom just to change clothes and to sleep. All the colours that you see in the house are my ex-girlfriend’s idea. Since singers, music directors etc keep coming over, I have an open bar-kitchen set up. The only flaw I can think of in this home, as compared to my place I had in Canada is that here (Mumbai) we lack space and ventilation. But I love the chaos, and Mumbai is perfect for a mad guy like me.
— Jigar Shah, Bollywood News Service