Rahul Yadav aka Fazilpuria became an instant sensation in Bollywood after his song ‘Chull’ was one of the highlights of Siddharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan starrer Kapoor & Sons earlier this year.
He’s back to shaking up playlists with his new song: Titled Salaam Haq Se, this ode to Indian army is already an internet sensation, touching a whopping 1.7 million views on YouTube since its release on October 11.
“Sometimes we are unfair to the army. They are there on the border to protect us, but some of the politicians criticise their efforts. Who will protect us if they’re not ready to sacrifice their lives?” says the singer, adding, “We get affected by what’s happening around us. When something strikes me, I develop a concept and then write lyrics around us.”
With Badshah and Raftaar, he is making inroads for new age rap songs in Bollywood. “I am really close to Badshah. In fact, I have worked with him since the beginning of my career. Also, our first song together became such a hit. That’s why I didn’t think of working with anybody else,” Fazilpuria says.
When asked about his relation with Raftaar, Fazilpuria is quick to respond: “I really like Raftaar. We have a lot in common.”
With his career ready to take the leap Bollywood, the singer says he wants to promote Haryanvi language with his songs. Says he, “Punjabi is a sweet language, but Haryanvi is much different. As a singer, we need to keep changing our tone to suit both the languages.”
His career has started taking shape in Bollywood. “My four new songs are ready. They will soon start releasing one after the other. Some of them feature top Bollywood stars.”
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