The rising star
Singer Jonita Gandhi, who makes her debut in the Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express, feels that it was a treat to chat with the stars on the sets of the film.music Updated: Jul 11, 2013 23:01 IST
Singer Jonita Gandhi, who makes her debut in the Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express, feels that it was a treat to chat with the stars on the sets of the film. “Both of them are very fun loving and friendly. We used to chat together and have a lot of fun on the sets,” says Jonita.
The Delhi born singer also reflects on working with the musical duo of Vishal-Shekhar, who have composed the music for the film. “I like experimenting with different styles of singing and languages and was frankly overwhelmed at the idea of working with Vishal and Shekhar. I’m really lucky that I got to work with them,” says Jonita.
The budding singer also sang a cover for the popular song, Paani Da Rang (Vicky Donor). The song has crossed a whopping 2 million views (21 lakh approximately) on YouTube, and Jonita claims that it was a pleasant surprise. “I never really expected that it will get so many hits, and I am really lucky to receive this recognition,” she says.
Her other achievements include getting featured on a track in renowned flute player Naveen Kumar’s latest album, titled, Flutetronics, lending her voice for an advertisement which featured actor Priyanka Chopra, and headlining her own show with musician Aakash Gandhi in Dubai this year.
As for the future, Jonita says, “This August, I will be featuring in Clinton Cerejo’s episode of Coke Studio. I will also be performing alongside Sonu Nigam for his Europe tour in August.”
Does she have any acting aspirations? “Currently, I have no such plans, but may work in Bollywood movies if I get a chance,” she says.
More on Jonita
Jonita Gandhi is born in Delhi but was brought up in Toronto, Canada. She pursued an exciting musical career while parallely completing her education at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She came into the limelight with her version of Paani Da Rang from the film Vicky Donor.
First Published: Jul 11, 2013 17:03 IST