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I can’t wait to taste Indian food: Alexandra Stan

Mr saxobeat singer Alexandra Stan, who’s playing in Mumbai tonight talks on Indian culture, fans, food and her newfound fame.

music Updated: Dec 16, 2011 14:07 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times

Romanian singer, Alexandra Stan, whose song, Mr saxobeat’ has become a club rage, will be performing in the city tonight.

“Touring India has been on my mind for a long time now. After receiving numerous requests to perform, I’m finally visiting the country. I thank my fans for making this show possible,” she says.

The performance, which is Stan’s first ever in India, will be held at Worli’s Hard Rock Café. Stan, though, isn’t a stranger to Indian culture, “Although I’ve read a bit about India, I didn’t get the opportunity to discover its culture closely. Someday, I would love to visit the Taj Mahal. It would be a unique experience. I can’t wait to taste Indian food either,” she says.

And what about Bolly-wood? “I remember my parents watching Bollywood films,” she reminisces. I can’t recollect the names of the films, but I did watch them as my mother was a fan.” Not bad for someone hailing from a distant central European country, we think.

Mr Saxobeat that released earlier in the year, is Stan’s only hit so far and has sold more than a million copies. Stan elucidates, “I didn’t expect Mr. Saxobeat to be so successful. At first I was like ‘wow, Is this real?’ but then I got used to it. This is what I’ve always wanted, and now I’m living my dream.”

So, how has life changed with the fame that the song has brought for her?

“My life has definitively changed in a positive way! But sometimes I miss my privacy. I am grateful for the amazing things that are happening to me. This success encourages me to move on,” she says.

The Indian concert, titled, Bacardi Like It Live concept, is part of Stan’s world tour.

“I travel almost all the time. Touring is important, because it helps me promote my songs. It gives me the chance to get the much-needed experience, to meet fans and connect with them. This is the best way to get people to know you better as an artiste.”

First Published: Dec 16, 2011 12:54 IST

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