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Chants on her mind

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan talks about her experience of singing a Buddhist chant, her inspirations and more...

music Updated: Dec 25, 2008 20:46 IST

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan talks about her experience of singing a Buddhist chant, her inspirations and the importance of being a presentable face in the music industry.

You have sung a Buddhist chant Nam ho rege kyo for an upcoming film Bad Luck Govind. How difficult was it?
The chant is so beautiful. When I sang it, I never thought that it would be so simple to utter those wonderful words. I did not know the meaning earlier, but after I sang the whole song, I felt so peaceful from within and I understood how powerful the chant is. ‘Nam ho rege kyo’ says that an individual gets back the same energy which he or she imparts from his own self to the environment. So one needs to think optimistically in life.

You are a photogenic singer. Do you feel it’s important for a singer to look presentable?
It is important to be comfortable and at the same time carry yourself off well. I don’t have to make a conscious effort to look presentable. I am myself and I am happy with what I am. I work out because it gives me immense happiness and
satisfaction. When someone is fit, he or she feels good about everything else around.

How do you balance between singing and performing on stage?
I give more than 100 per cent. I just cannot control myself when I am on stage, I feel like a free bird. I automatically feel my energy levels thumping up and down with the beats. I love to interact with the crowd and the most important thing for a singer is to connect with the audience.

Tell us about your upcoming projects?
I am very kicked about Luck By Chance, where I am singing a soft rock number. It is going to be liked by all, especially the youth, because the music is very catchy. After Rock On, this is going to again set a trend among collegians.

Any inspirations?
I love Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and have learnt a lot from her. And then there are other singers too. I keep adopting different styles. I am always open to good music and for me it is very important to understand and love the music which I am involved in.