“I picked my name from SRK’s hit film Badshah!” the music composer on his best-kept secrets
The DJ Waley Babu singer reveals his love for Kumar Sanu, fried ice cream, and also gives us his real namebrunch Updated: Aug 11, 2018 22:52 IST
- Date of birth: November 19
- Sun Sign: Scorpio
- Place of birth: Delhi
- School/College: Bal Bharati Public School, New Delhi / PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
- First break: Saturday Saturday (2012)
Few people know that your real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia. What made you become Badshah?
I was looking for a stage name a few years ago, and the Shah Rukh Khan film Badshah (1999) had become a huge hit. I picked it from there.
Tell us: if not a rapper, what would you have been?
Someone struggling to be a rapper!
What’s the best thing about Bollywood?
The scale of recognition that one gets is amazing.
Name one playback singer who inspires you...
I am a big fan of Kumar Sanu.
Pick a song that best describes your life.
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya... from Hum Dono (1961).
As a judge on Dil Hai Hindustani, what do you look forward to in a successful singer?
Besides the calibre, I think it’s very important to be able to touch the chords of people’s hearts with your music.
Romantic or realist?
I’m a realist.
- Street food: Bhalla papdi
- RAP: Lose Yourself by Eminem
- Film: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
- Sport: Basketball
- Actress: Alia Bhatt
Your favourite thing about your hometown Delhi is...?
The street food!
And nows that you live away, what do you miss the most about Delhi?
The time when I could just look up and see the clear blue sky. Thanks to pollution, it’s a rare sight now.
How do you de-stress?
By simply spending time with my 17-month-old baby girl.
To end on a sweet note, which dessert describes you best?
Fried ice cream. It’s hot from outside, but melting from inside!
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From HT Brunch, August 12, 2018
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First Published: Aug 11, 2018 22:29 IST