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Hiriye singer Deep Money says Bollywood songs have a nationwide reach, wants to tap that

Singer-songwriter Deep Money, who is known for his hits such as Dope Shope and Lak Tera, talks about his debut Bollywood song, Hiriye, in the upcoming Salman Khan-starrer Race 3.

music Updated: May 28, 2018 16:10 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Singer Deep Money has sung the recently released song, Hiriye, for the upcoming film Race 3.
Singer Deep Money has sung the recently released song, Hiriye, for the upcoming film Race 3. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

It took more than a decade for Punjabi singer-songwriter Deep Money aka Amandeep Singh to enter Bollywood, but he isn’t complaining. The Dope Shope hitmaker has sung Hiriye, featuring actors Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandes for Remo D’Souza’s upcoming film, Race 3.

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“Everyone has their own journey. Some get into the industry very quickly and make a name, some take time. If you look at [actor] Amitabh Bachchan, his career started with a string of flops, and only later, he started delivering hit films. Look at him now, he’s one of the biggest stars in the industry. I don’t want to compare myself with anyone, but my time has come now.

“And to be making a debut by singing for the biggest superstar in the country (Salman Khan), for one of the biggest film franchises, only proves that it was worth the wait,” says Deep.

The singer says that this is the basic difference between independent music and Bollywood music. “Take for example, Guru Randhawa’s Suit Suit. It got popular when he released it as a single. But, just see the response it got after it was a part of a movie (Hindi Medium; 2017). Look how big it became! Bollywood songs have a nationwide reach and that’s why musicians should try and do something in Bollywood to get the attention of the entire nation,” he adds.

Read| Industry very hypocritical, have no friends here: Deep Money

Now, Deep wants to concentrate on that, but that doesn’t mean he will ignore independent music. “Just like Diljit (Dosanjh) paaji, who takes time out to do movies, sings in Bollywood and [does] his independent stuff as well, I have to do the same. I’ll have to keep doing independent stuff to maintain my presence in Punjab, and also manage time to sing in Bollywood. It will be a challenge, but I guess I will have to create a time table now to manage all this,” he signs off on a jolly note.

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First Published: May 28, 2018 16:08 IST

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