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It took me time to understand fame is a part of my profession: Neeti Mohan

Singer Neeti Mohan, whose claim to fame was her band Aasma, says that she was never comfortable with stardom but that she has found her own ways of dealing with it.

music Updated: Nov 06, 2016 11:00 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Singer Neeti Mohan was never okay with fame and says she took time to understand the concept and has found her own ways of dealing with it.

Singer Neeti Mohan, who shot to fame with the popular indi-pop band Aasma in 2003, says that it’s been difficult for her to come to terms with stardom.

“In the beginning, I looked at it like a job. Everyone has one, and to me it was like just another profession. I never understood why there’s so much talk around it (fame). Yes, it was a bit difficult for me to understand that it’s going to be a part of my career,” she says. “It took some time for me to understand that it is a part of my profession and I will have to be all right with it throughout my career. It’s not that I am averse to it, but it’s just that I am shy of it,” Mohan adds.

However, after over a decade of experience in the industry and popular hits such as Bang Bang, Tumhe Apna Banane Ka and Sau Aasmaon Ko, Neeti has understood that it’s a part of her life and has found ways of dealing with it. “ Whenever I feel like I am sort of losing control over things, I completely shut myself off from the world. I don’t access social media. Going off the grid helps me re-analyse things and just spend time with myself. That’s how I’ve come to terms with it,” she adds.

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First Published: Nov 06, 2016 10:41 IST