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Secrets from singer Neha Bhasin’s perfect Disney-themed wedding

...and, the singer loves that she is challenged to emote differently with every song

brunch Updated: Jul 01, 2017 22:50 IST
Aanchal Tuli
Aanchal Tuli
Hindustan Times
Neha Bhasin,Viva,Bollywood
Neha would have loved to work with Reshma ji and Def Leppard; Neha wears a dress and accessories by Si Branche(Photo: Munna S; Styled by Samidha Wangnoo, Assisted by Megha Tandon)
About Neha:
  • Sun Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of birth: November 18
  • Place of birth: New Delhi
  • Hometown: New Delhi
  • School/college: Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
  • First break: Coke V Popstars in 2002
  • High point- too many, every other second
  • Low point: 2003 to 2008, when I was struggling to find good work

Describe your current state of mind in three words.

Eternal, legendary, madness.

What is the best part about singing for movies?

I love that I get to sing different songs and am challenged to emote differently with every song.

What is the worstpart aboutsinging for movies?

In India, people don’t know the singer of a Bollywood song, however popular it may be.

Tell us about your gorgeous wedding in Italy...

The wedding was a Disney movie without trying too hard. My best friend married us, we said our vows on a hill at a vineyard in Chianti. We cried and we fell in love again. It was a perfect wintry day... Gods were watching.

Which has been your most challenging song till date?

Paani Ravi Da – a Punjabi song from the film Lahoriye (2017).

One international musician you’d want to collaborate with this year?

Pink or Max Martin.

What’s your favourite memory from your VIVA days?

The main concert which was on June 1, 2002.

What’s your favourite childhood memory from your Delhi days?

I miss the changing seasons of Delhi and the fragrance of the flower, Raat Ki Rani, which can be found all over the city. And of course, Delhi food.

A song that makes you immensely nostalgic...?

That has to be Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson.

What’s an ideal weekend for you?

Getting some time off and spending it with my husband and our dog, Bling, doing absolutely nothing.

Which musicians from the yesteryears you wish you could’ve worked with?

Reshma ji and Def Leppard.

How do you rejuvenate after a long and exhausting recording session?

I like meditation and massages.

What are your favourite travel destinations?

I love all beach destinations. I loved Vietnam, Italy and Spain.

Who is your favourite travel companion?

My BFF, Avani, and my dear husband, Sameer.

What will your epitaph read?

She was crystal clear.

My favourites:
  • Dessert:Baked cheesecake
  • Music Composers:Max Martin, Vishal-Shekhar, Jatinder Shah and more
  • Punjabi wedding song:Nai Jaana
  • Movie soundtrack: The Sound of Music (1965)

From HT Brunch, July 2, 2017

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First Published: Jul 01, 2017 22:50 IST