He was at dire straits in life before Bollywood bailed him out in 2002. And, adding to his name and fame came his band Kailasa in 2005."My band Kailasa brought me luck," says singer Kailash Kher, adding: "Success has happened at rocket speed to me after it happened. Kailasa has done more than 150 concerts in the US and Canada alone," says the 38-year-old, who also has a world tour lined up this year with his band.
But that’s not all. “We’ve launched our own record label, Kailasa Records too, with our fourth studio album, Rangeele,” says the singer, who also managed to rope in actor Amitabh Bachchan for a two-minute narration in the album.
Having rolled out hit albums such as Kailasa, Jhoomo Re and Chaandan Mein, Kher says, “Our core strength is our lyrics, our music, our thought and the old school feel mixed with a contemporary touch.”
Currently geared up to perform in the Capital on Saturday, Kher is startled to see the changes in his hometown since he left Delhi for Mumbai. “Delhi has made me what I am. But it has changed drastically. The city’s growth is exciting but the insensitivity of its people is quite disappointing,” he says.