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Taking It Easy

Nanki Singh, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 25, 2014
First Published: 12:52 IST(25/3/2014) | Last Updated: 21:20 IST(26/3/2014)

Singer Kanika Kapoor, who rose to fame with the Dr Zeus produced song Jugni Ji, was in Chandigarh with the Zeus for a performance at Punjab Engineering College’s annual tech fest, Vyom.

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Kanika is the voice behind the song Baby Doll, from Ragini MMS 2, which is currently ruling Indian charts. “I’m happy with the song’s overnight success and the Sunny Leone factor definitely helped,” says she.

While Jugni Ji was an extremely popular song, the UK-based singer had not been seen after it, till recently, as she decided to play it smart. “I got a lot of offers post that, but I didn’t want to do just about anything,” explains she.

Dr Zeus meanwhile still chooses to avoid Bollywood. “I’m lazy when it comes to marketing myself and I’m happy doing what I am in my mother tongue, Punjabi,” says he, adding, “I love to work in my own studio, on the beach or anywhere really where I have freedom to do what I want.”

On being asked why he made a song called Jugni, something that has been popularised endlessly in Punjabi music, he says, “Folk is the essence of Punjabi music — the more differently you do it the better it is — after all, music never grows old or dies.”

Zeus also commented on Honey Singh’s ever-growing popularity: “I appreciate his music, it’s good, but I have a problem with his lyrics and I understand why so many people don’t find them appealing,” he concludes.

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