Finger in all pies, Amit Mishra has little to complainUpdated: Oct 31, 2019, 23:22 IST
Amit Mishra is riding the crest of good times, balancing between film songs, OTT platform, private music and shows. The last film song of the Lucknowite ‘Fikar Not’ in ‘Chhichhore’ did well. His next release is ‘Prem Pujari’ for the upcoming Netflix film ‘Drive’, while studio recordings and shows continue to keep him busy.
“‘Drive’ is my second film on OTT after ‘Rajma Chawal’ (Rishi Kapoor) in which I sang four songs. So, it’s a good trend and it has once again upgraded me. The platform is very close to the youth. It helps in strengthening our playlist too,” said the ‘Bulleya’ singer on his visit to HT House during a Diwali break in his hometown.
He also sang the title track of AltBalaji series’ ‘Boss’, which stars Karan Singh Grover. But, songs in movies are what matter most, Mishra feels.
“‘Prem Pujari’ has been composed by Amartya Bobo Rahut and I have sung it with Akasa Singh. It has been written by Siddharth Kaushal and the film has been directed by Tarun Mansukhani. It’s again a Karan Johar movie which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Jaquiline Fernandes. The song has been picturised in a way that it can become a wedding/party anthem like ‘Sun Ganpati Bappa Mourya,” he said.
The last film song was ‘Fikar Not’ in ‘Chhichhore’ composed by Pritam. Most of his songs have been composed by Pritam and for Jam8, a talent hub founded by Pritam.
“Some friends too have raised this concern that I dub for Pritam Da and Jam8 mostly. But, I am doing for others too. This year, I did a project for Meet Brothers which was a cricket anthem for a mobile company. I have recorded a track for Salim (Suleman) Saheb, though I don’t know when it will release. ‘Prem Pujari’ is composed by Bobo Rawat. I have dubbed for Rochak Kohli, Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammaiya and Tanishk Bagchi. I go for trials for other composers too. So, I am recording for others too but Pritam Da and his team understand my strengths best,” he said.
The ‘Manma emotion’ and ‘Mire karwaan’ singer has recorded 7-8 songs for Jam8 with new composers and hopes they will come out soon.
His last single was ‘Vacation’ in 2018. “I have recorded three tracks which includes ‘Lahe Lahe’ and ‘Rising in Love’. I am not getting time for them. Probably, we will be shooting ‘Rising in Love’ in Canada in March. Recently, my songs ‘Marham’ was released on Sony Music which was composed by Surya, a Lucknowite,” he said.
Do we see him more in singles? “I am not into heroism, nor am I a great dancer or good looking! So, I prefer to feature in my own singles only as my team knows how to use me effectively in the videos.”
In Lucknow, he always to yearn to learn new crafts! “This time I trained myself in power-core fitness regime which is a form of dance which is more into athletics and back-front flips etc. I have also learnt dance from Binasha Deshmukh. I want to do it for my stage shows as all this helps me connect with my audience. I always want to remain a student. During my last visit, I was learning vocals from Vinod Sharmaji.”
Will he be composing for films next? “I have my own bank of compositions. But, I don’t think I have the patience one needs to make a project for movie. And, it’s a tough task! Maybe a few years later I will want to do it but right now, my focus is vocals, as I am a singer first and want to remain one. For my singles, I make music. I am learning music production too which will help me later.”
Talking about his visit, he said, “It is fun being here celebrating with family and friends. Even the smallest happiness that you get at home is priceless. I had a great time helping in making rangoli, putting up the lights and meeting relatives. But, in Mumbai, I miss playing cricket in big grounds.”
The singer says that a lot is happening on the live-show front. “I will be travelling to the Middle East and Europe for shows. I have concerts lined-up for Pritam Da, Jam8 and then my own shows. So, this is a good phase altogether,” he added.