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Delhi girl strikes a chord with Rang De Basanti

Young Harshdeep's dreams came true when she got the chance to croon Ik Onkaar in Rang De... under AR Rahman's direction.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 16:17 IST

Every New Year brings with it a desire of getting new opportunities, a hope of new dreams coming true, an urge of life that is full of happiness and satisfaction. This year god has been very generous to singer Harshdeep by making her long-lived dream come true. He blessed her with an opportunity to sing with India's best music director, ARRahman, for his film Rang De Basanti.

Rang De Basanti,features Harshdeep's song. "It is not a song. In fact it is an extract from Japji Sahib, the Sikh's morning prayer. I consider it an honour to sing Ik Onkaar. Since childhood I have been singing it. We recorded it at 4 am. It was a very special moment. It is believed that early morning is the time of God and I actually felt God standing next to me and making me sing," tells Harshdeep.

When asked about her experience of working with Rahman, the young talented girl says, "I have always admired MrRahman's music. He is a legend. Singing with him was like appearing for the board exams. I was excited as well as nervous. But to my astonishment, the moment I entered into the recording studio and began to sing, everything went smooth.

Atrained classical singer, Harshdeep is also learning piano. She wants to dive deep into the ocean of music and explore all it has to offer. Singing is just one dimension of her musical personality.

Composing music is one of the other dimensions. "I don't want people to know me just as a singer. I want the world to know me as a complete musician. I love each and every aspect of music and don't want to stay untouched from any one of it," responds Harshdeep.

She is presently busy composing songs for her forthcoming album which will be released this year.

Apart from music, her interest also lies in studies. Harshdeep is in the second year of college pursuing a specialised course in Audio Production.