‘IndiPop culture died, killed my music career’
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who released hit albums like Dole Dole, Dum Tara in the 90s claims that decline of Indipop is the reason why she has faded away from the music scene.music Updated: May 12, 2010 20:31 IST
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who released hit albums like Dole Dole, Dum Tara in the 1990s, has faded away from the music scene. The actress-singer says the decline of pop culture in the country led to death of her music career.
“I dislike the thought of giving voice to other actors; it has never been on my cards. What excited me was a music album: a medium through which I could express myself. But that culture has died now. Pop culture doesn't exist at all in the industry, which is what made me take a back seat as far as music is concerned,” Suchitra said in an interview.
A mix of Indian folk and classical music with modern beats, IndiPop was popularised by the likes of Usha Uthup, Remo Fernandes, Alisha Chinai and Baba Sehgal. It, however, faded from the scene due to the emergence of music bands and the remixes.
Suchitra's stint with showbiz started in 1987 with the TV series Chunauti and in the same year, she featured in Peanuts, The Musical, based on the Peanuts comic strip.
Seven years later, she made her big screen debut with the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Her first album was Dole Dole and after that she released Aha and Zindagi, the title track of which was composed by Adrew Lloyd Webber.