Kailash unplugged
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Kailash unplugged

With Chandni Chowk..., singer Kailash Kher has finally arrived on the Bollywood music scene. Himadree speaks to the singer about his marriage, projects and more...

music Updated: Jan 29, 2009 20:21 IST
Hindustan Times

With Chandni Chowk to China, singer Kailash Kher has finally arrived on the Bollywood music scene — both as a singer and a music director. Along with his band (Kailasa) members Naresh and Paresh, Kailash has struck the right cord. In conversation with the man…

You three are often called the trimurti…
I doubt that Naresh and Paresh even understand the term. They can hardly speak Hindi. Once Paresh gave me a heart attack by saying, “Hamari to Delhi mein do do biwi hain.” I kept wondering that I am with this guy for the past seven years but I never knew that he had two wives; until I actually understood what he meant: Paresh aur Naresh ke biwi, dono Delhi se hain!

We hear that you too are getting married…
Oh, yes. I’m getting married. But it’s too personal to talk about, so namaste…namaste…namaste.

Okay. Tell us about the Global Fest in New York…
Twelve bands from across the world performed in this festival. Naresh, Paresh and I really feel great to be the only band representing our country. Wahan ki junta to trance mein chali gayi! We were told by the press guys in US and also by the audience that we were the best among the lot. It just feels great.

On Indian Idol 4, where you are one of the judges, public voting overthrows your judgment most of the time...
I hate when you are made the king and then left at the mercy of the junta. Why do they invite a judge on the show when they have the voting system? I am shocked by the fact that Bhavya (contestant) is such a great singer and she is always at the bottom three. I fear that in some days the show will be known as Northeast Idol and not Indian Idol. This is unfair.

Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Right now, I want to concentrate more on our band, Kailasa. After A R Rahman’s success at the Golden Globe, we too plan to follow his footsteps and go international.

First Published: Jan 29, 2009 20:08 IST