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Indo-Canadian singer Parichay: Nargis Fakhri represents that East-meets-West swag

Indo-Canadian composer and singer, Parichay reveals that he’s working on another song with actor Nargis Fakhri, which will feature a lot more of her vocals.

music Updated: Jul 06, 2017 18:58 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Nargis Fakhri will feature in a music video alongside singer Parichay and rapper Kardinal Offishall.
Nargis Fakhri will feature in a music video alongside singer Parichay and rapper Kardinal Offishall.

Indo-Canadian composer and singer, Parichay cites the North American connect as reason for collaborating with actor Nargis Fakhri for his latest single — Habitaan Vigaad Di, which also features Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall. Shot in Toronto, the music video features Nargis as a fantasy chick.

Ask Parichay what made him think Nargis was the best choice for this song, he says, “This song has an international sound with a sensual vibe and when the scratch of the track was done, I knew we had to get Nargis to feature in it. She’s hot and represents that East-meets-West swag. I wanted to make this a mainstream Bollywood/Punjabi collaboration and knowing she is from NYC, I thought she’s fit in well as Kardinal and I are from Toronto, so we all have that North American connection.”

On how he managed to get her dialect right, since Nargis is not well-versed with Punjabi and Hindi, Parichay shares, “ Actually she made my life easier just by wanting to get it right. We kept dubbing her part until she nailed the lead vocal and harmonies. She’s singing a catchy part of the hook section, which is in Hindi and Punjabi and she sounds great.”

The singer, who composed music for the Bollywood film Loveshhuda (2016), says that he’s working on another song for Nargis, which will feature a lot more of her vocals.

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There were reports that Nargis took as many as 100 takes to get her pronunciation right. Nargis, however, says that’s not really true. “I think 100 is an exaggerated figure but it did take a lot of takes. First of all, I’m not a trained singer. Secondly, I don’t know Punjabi. So I took a chance at something I know nothing about and it was great,” says the actor.

Stating that she’s not even been a bathroom singer, Nargis adds, “But now that I’ve tried this, it has sparked an interest in me. So, maybe I’ll take some singing lessons soon.”

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