Singer Kanika Kapoor, who shot to fame in 2014 with songs such as Baby Doll, Lovely, Kamlee and Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, feels it’s not just actors, but even singers who get typecast in the industry. “When I sing my other songs, people can’t relate to them because of the set notion they have about me. They get surprised because they don’t expect me to sing intense and slow songs too.”
Not many would know that Kanika has also sung songs such as Chhil Gaye Naina (NH 10), Da Da Dasse (Udta Punjab), Ankhiyan (Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani), and the singer confesses it’s a conscious effort from her side to break away from the preset image. “I won’t lie but yes I am consciously choosing these songs. It is a different genre of music, which I am trying my hands at and I feel I am not bad at it.Though I love all my songs sung in the past, I didn’t want to be known as just an auto-tune singer,” says Kanika, adding, “I thought I would get more respect if I did certain interesting old school numbers also. And it takes equal amount of effort to sing these songs than what people think.”
The 35-year-old singer recalls the time when she sang Chhil Gaye Naina for Anushka Sharma starrer NH 10 (2014) and calls it a new beginning of her singing career. “That song did raise eyebrows and it was then Amit Trivedi called me for Da Da Dasse in Udta Punjab. I am glad he gave me the chance and he could understand that I can sing such a powerful song too.”
Not divulging much about her future projects, the singer shares she has lot of interesting work lined up. “I have lot of independent music coming out soon, plus there are some Bollywood films too. But makers of these films don’t like me to announce anything until they don’t announce it,” she quips.
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