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Shreya Ghoshal feels that musicians underestimate Indian audience

Singer Shreya Ghoshal talks about why it’s not fair to think that the audience doesn’t understand art, says they are the reason art exists.

music Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:53 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Shreya Ghoshal,Devdas,Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Singer Shreya Ghoshal says music is her strength.

Shreya Ghoshal has lent her voice to almost all genres of music in Bollywood films and her songs have been well-received too, both by critics and audience alike. In her career spanning 15 years, it seems that the singer has learnt to trust the listeners with their changing demand for music and that’s certainly worked in her favour.

“Every time I have sung from my heart and not thought about the commercial aspect, it has done really well for me. I think we underestimate the audience of our country or for that matter worldwide, by thinking that they don’t understand art.They are the reason art exists,” says Shreya.

The singer, who has done playback singing for several Bollywood films and has given hits such as Bairi Piya, Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale, Deewani Mastani and Hangover, says she doesn’t like to think much about whether the film will be a success or not.

“Right now, I am doing everything and trying everything. I am not holding on to any thought if I should take up a project or not. Sometimes, I make sure that I don’t think about whether a song will do well or not,” she adds.

After singing countless tracks in films as a playback singer, Shreya has launched her first independent track Dhadkane Azad Hai. She feels this was the right time for her to take a step towards solo tracks.

“It came from my heart that I should go independent from films. Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of scope for good music in films but sometimes, we are confined in that boundary to sing within the story narrative and because it is a film, there are a lot of constraints. I wanted to sing something, which was out of those restrictions,” she says.

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First Published: Jul 22, 2017 13:53 IST