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I never repeat myself: Rabbi Shergill

Rabbi Shergill, who will debut as a composer with the film Delhi Heights, thinks that life has given him a lot.

music Updated: Mar 05, 2007 19:05 IST
Ritujaay Ghosh
Ritujaay Ghosh

His debut album had earned him a fan following that includes names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mira Nair and VS Naipaul.

That is a feather in the cap of singer-composer Rabbi Shergill, who till a few years ago was a Delhiite struggling to make a career in singing.

Rabbi, who is all set to debut as composer with

Delhii Heights

, thinks life has given him a lot and Bollywood is just another experience for him.

Delhii Heights

is one film that I am looking forward to but I am not nervous before its release. I am satisfied with the music I have composed,” says Rabbi. Being a Delhiite has helped him compose the songs better, he feels.

“It’s my interpretation of music and it’s like a journey through the historic alleys of the city,” says the singer who has always tried to interpret music in his own way.

Rabbi, who has also sung the title track,


considers it to be one of his best compositions and says the director had given him absolute freedom for composing.

“That’s why I chose to work in this film. I was promised that I would be given absolute liberty in work,” says the singer whose debut album Rabbi had become an instant rage after its release in 2005.

Rabbi, whose songs have shades of Sufi music, rock and Punjabi music, has experimented a lot in this film.

Delhii Heights

has a variety of songs and for this Rabbi has relied a lot on other singers.

“I had thought of doing the songs myself but there are certain songs which others would do better. I did not want to make it a one-man show and try to prove that I am the best and can do everything,” he says.

He has used singer Sonu Nigam for the soft romantic number

Kitne der,

while for the song

Ey gori

he has used Kailash Kher.

“They are two of the best singers in the country and I composed the songs keeping them in mind. This film has a rock song also that has been used in a disco sequence. Sonu has done a lot of such songs, so he was my first choice,” says Rabbi, who feels that the variety of music in

Delhii Heights

will break the monotony the Indian audience faces.

Rabbi is also working on his new album and will release it soon. This album, he says, will be completely different from his earlier one. “I never repeat myself, but I am confident that new things are always appreciated,” says Rabbi.

First Published: Mar 05, 2007 18:28 IST