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Anoop Jalota plans Bollywood debut

The singer says that he would debut in Bollywood with a religious film highlighting Indian culture.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 11:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Leading singer Anoop Jalota says had he not taken to singing he would have become a cricketer. The singer says that he has no plans to dabble in politics and wants to make a film on religion to mark his debut in cinema.

Jalota, who was recently here for a visit to his native village, said "if I had not taken to singing at the age of seven, I would have become a cricketer. Sunil Gavaskar is a close friend of mine."

When reminded of reports many months back of his joining BJP, he said he did have friends in that party but he could not even imagine of dabbling in politics.

"I have no interest in politics. I want to devote my whole life to bhajan singing and may even sing hymns from Gurbani," the singer said.

He gave a glimpse of this while singing his bhajan Ram Ram Kahiye  by smoothly sailing into Punjabi devotional song Waheguru Kahiye, Sada Sukhi Rahiye.

He also said he would debut in Bollywood by making a religious Hindi film highlighting the Indian culture and ethos.

Jalota also said his three new albums Ram, Krishan and Nirgun, recorded by Music Today, would soon be hitting the market. He had so far given his voice to over 200 albums recording over 1,200 bhajans, ghazals and songs sung in six languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi.

Jalota's father Purshottam Jalota had shifted from Phagwara to Lucknow in the sixties after getting a job in AIR and from there the singer was taken to Mumbai by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

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