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No One Killed Jessica's three-city tour

music Updated: Feb 04, 2011 16:44 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times
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Singer Shriram Iyer is still high on the success of his chartbusters —

Aali re…



— from

No One Killed Jessica

. While the film that released on January 7 is in the process of slipping out of theatres, Iyer is still busy promoting its music.

Apart from taking the two songs to several music producers as part of his portfolio, he is also using them to draw crowds at his live performances. And later this month, Iyer will take to the stage again with the film’s music composer Amit Trivedi, where their music from

No One Killed Jessica

will be prominently featured.

Not many are aware that before achieving their share of fame, Iyer and Trivedi were, together, part of a band called Om. “I’ve known Amit since back then” reminisces Iyer, adding, “Since he’s hit it big, I’ve been waiting for my chance to work with him, and it finally happened with

No One Killed Jessica


Iyer, who has previously sung in movies like


(2005) and


(2010), is still trying to establish himself in the industry, and hopes to work with other big names as well. “The industry’s current music scene attracts a lot more singers. But there are those many more opportunities as well. It’s not like how it used to be, when only five singers got all the work for all the films,” he notes.

Getting one’s due

Iyer is still receiving accolades for his songs from the film that starred Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan. And he is content with the fact that they got the promotion they deserved. “There’s no doubt that both the songs were good, but because the film wasn’t a streamlined, commercial film, I wasn’t expecting such a good response. They got their due promotion, so they did well,” he explains.

A stage performer with more than 2,000 live performances under his belt, Iyer is now looking forward to collaborating with Trivedi for their three-city tour from February 25 and 27.

However, any chance of a reunion with their band, Om has been ruled out at the moment. “We’re all busy with our solo careers,” says Iyer, adding that since all the band members are now independent musicians, he would like to collaborate with them whenever possible. “We are all friends and I will sing for them and give them my inputs wherever required.”