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If not for my struggles, I wouldn’t have been at this position: Darshan Raval

The singer says that he has had a beautiful journey so far in the music industry, and he believes only in his music and hard work.

music Updated: Jul 21, 2020 17:56 IST
Nikita Deb
Nikita Deb
Darshan Raval’s latest monsoon song has garnered over 33 million views on YouTube within less than a week of its release.
Darshan Raval’s latest monsoon song has garnered over 33 million views on YouTube within less than a week of its release.

This lockdown has been hard on all of us for a variety of reasons. But even during these times, when the entertainment industry has practically come to a screeching halt, singers and musicians have continued to release songs from their homes to entertain listeners. And staying true to his yearly tradition, singer Darshan Raval, too, has released his annual monsoon single titled Ek Tarfa.

Known for his melancholic tunes and music, Raval says that this song is very different from his usual numbers as it has a lot of pop and rock beats in it. “It was a beautiful experience. Saal mein sabse zyada maza mujhe barish ka gaana banane ka hota hai. Every year, I wait for the monsoons so that I can make a monsoon song. My fans are also equally excited about it every year. Although, this year it was very challenging to make the song but in the end, it feels like everything happens for a reason,” says the singer.

 

This is Raval’s sixth consecutive monsoon song and he adds that it was quite challenging to create this song due to the lockdown but eventually, everything fell in place. “It was a little difficult because when you do something in person, it gets easier but thanks to the technological advancements now, I didn’t feel at any point that I was alone. I could communicate with everyone involved, digitally and the only problem we had was while shooting the song. Baarish ke mausam mein shoot karna waise bhi difficult hota hai and this time, we had a lot of limitations because of the trying times that we are in, but eventually, there was so much excitement in me and in my team that we managed,” says the Meherma (Love Aaj Kal) singer.

The pandemic has caused a lot of harm to the economics of the entertainment industry and Raval says the fact that live performances are not happening is the biggest setback. But he says it’s fine. Right now, we have to take care of ourselves first. That’s the only way ki hum apne desh ka aur duniya ka dhyaan rakh payenge. One good thing about our profession is that we can make music at home and entertain people from the comfort of our homes. So at least, I am doing that and I am thankful for that,” he adds.  

Since actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, a lot of people have been openly talking about issues such as nepotism, favoritism and groupism. But Raval says that one should only focus on working hard. “We have to believe in ourselves and our talent. That is the only way to make it big. And when your heart is pure, people will inevitably support you. My journey has been extremely beautiful. I would say all my struggles were also beautiful because if not for them, I would have never been where I am today,” says the Asal Mein singer.

He adds that he got a lot of support from a lot of people and he credits them all for his success. “When you are passionate and believe in yourself, when you don’t let the negative energies affect you, then nobody can stop you. Everyone who is at the top of any industry had once started from zero. So, we should never see the negative, we must focus on the hard work that people go through to reach to the top and that will help you stay positive,” he signs off.

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