Amaal Mallik’s latest single Tu Mera Nahi has crossed 10 million views on YouTube.
Amaal Mallik’s latest single Tu Mera Nahi has crossed 10 million views on YouTube.

This track is the first step for me to doing something that involves my face: Amaal Mallik

The music composer jokes that he was bullied by his fans to feature in a music video, but adds that it has helped break a lot of shackles and realise who he truly is.
By Nikita Deb
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:59 PM IST

Amaal Mallik has been enthralling music lovers with his music since he made his debut as a composer in 2014. And he has a huge fan following, too, in the country as well as abroad. But that has never stopped him from speaking his mind about issues that he feels the need to stand up for. His tweets have many a times created a stir in the past but the composer says that it doesn’t bother him.

“I actually don’t feel fear; I feel ab daal diya toh daal diya ab delete toh nahin karunga. But due to this behaviour of mine, my brother (singer Armaan Malik), my mother (Jyothi Malik), my father (composer Daboo Malik) get a billion calls saying ki dekho aapke bête ne kya daal diya, so thoda sa unke liye I have reduced these things a little, but I keep voicing my opinion in different ways,” says Malik, adding that he has a strong fan base that always supports him.

 

“I have a million strong following now almost and out of the million, at least 700 thousand of them are true listeners and musicians. I take feedback very seriously and their criticism in the right way. And I think my fan base is very loyal, but also very sensitive to music. If I make anything that is not up to the mark, they do point it out, and I take their feedback and improve that in my next song. I like the fact that my honesty has rubbed on to my listeners and in turn, they have helped me create better lasting and better sound music,” says Malik, who has just made his pop debut with a new track titled Tu Mera Nahi.

“This track is the first step for me to doing something that involves my face. I have always made music behind the scenes for movies and even non-film singles. I have always been the heart and soul of my music while the others involved have been in the forefront but since three years, a lot of my young fans have been forcing me, and maybe also threatening me to do a video. They said ‘if you don’t do a video, we will stop listening to your music’, so this is a complete bully episode that happened (laughs) but it has helped me break a lot of shackles and helped me realise who I am. I wasn’t sure if I could make something that I was proud of by coming in front of the camera, but I think the final result of this single is going to hit right where it hurts. It is going to stay in people’s hearts,” he says.

 

The Subah Subah (Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety; 2018) composer, has also just finished composing the soundtrack of his upcoming movie, Saina, starring Parineeti Chopra. And he says that this is “his purest work till date”. “I have recorded and entire Macedonian orchestra recorded for Saina. That happened on a video call and it was so surreal – 40 people in masks (obviously they had to remove their masks while playing) playing the instruments – it was crazy and beautiful,” says Mallik.

He adds that he loves making live music even though the trend now is to make music which is heavy on technology. “I think every musician loves to make live music but due to the advancement of technology, we can play a violin through a keyboard today, and because of so many good softwares, we can almost emulate a live instrument now but the feeling of an orchestra will never come entirely because that human element is what makes music. These machines are also made by us humans only so the guys who made these machines are better,” explains Mallik.

 

The Ye Aaina (Kabir Singh; 2019) also acknowledges the fact that not many musicians tend to lean towards live music nowadays due to the lack of demand, but he maintains that he will always continue to make live music. “Sadly, not many people go towards doing live music because the demand for youngsters nowadays is to make music like Travis Scott and Kanye West and due respect to that because you have to keep up with what the 18 and 16-year-olds are listening to. But Saina is an extremely emotional and powerful score so it needed an orchestra. And I was very proud that I can at least work with musicians because I know how to read and write my music so it was fun to work with people from the other side of this world who heard the melodies and they really liked it. And they have played beyond my expectations. So I will continue doing live music, I like to do both analogue and digital,” signs off Mallik.

.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.
Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.

Singer Akhil: Favouritism in Bollywood is reason why many singers lose out on opportunities

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Singer Akhil talks about his latest song Dooja Pyaar and why he didn’t take up any other work in Bollywood after his debut with Duniyaa in Luka Chuppi in 2019.
Close
Singer Adele arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
Singer Adele arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Adele comes to agreement over her $190 million fortune in divorce settlement

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:24 PM IST
  • Adele has reached a divorce settlement with her estranged husband, Simon Konecki. At stake is her $190 million fortune.
Close
Singer Sukhbir Singh’s latest song Nachdi has been getting good response.
Singer Sukhbir Singh’s latest song Nachdi has been getting good response.

Sukhbir: Misleading listeners with fake likes and views doesn’t make a song hit

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Singer Sukhbir Singh, who released his latest song Nachdi online, suggests young musicians to follow the same procedure and not wait for music labels to give them the platform to start their journey.
Close
Singer Narendra Chanchal passed away in Delhi due to age-related issues.
Singer Narendra Chanchal passed away in Delhi due to age-related issues.

‘Superstar’ of bhajans Narendra Chanchal no more, mourned by fans and stars

By Shreya Mukerjee & Nikita Deb
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Celebrated bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal, 80, passed away on Friday
Close
Narendra Chanchal has died at the age of 80.
Narendra Chanchal has died at the age of 80.

Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal dies at 80, tributes pour in

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Popular devotional songs singer Narendra Chanchal has died. The 80-year-old breathed his last in Delhi on Friday.
Close
Akull’s new song Faraar in collaboration with Mellow D has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube.
Akull’s new song Faraar in collaboration with Mellow D has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube.

I hope we can start live performances by the second half of this year: Akull

By Nikita Deb
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:21 PM IST
The year 2020 was a difficult one for celebrities and the common man alike
Close
Gigi Hadid with her daughter Khai.
Gigi Hadid with her daughter Khai.

Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik finally reveal daughter's name. Here's what it means

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik found a very subtle way to reveal the name of their daughter. The baby was born last year and the couple have been keeping her face hidden on social media.
Close
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh got married in October last year after a whirlwind romance.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh got married in October last year after a whirlwind romance.

Neha Kakkar warns Rohanpreet Singh’s ex-girlfriend not to call him. Watch video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Neha Kakkar, via an Instagram post, jokingly warned her husband Rohanpreet Singh's ex-girlfriend to stay away from him and not call him.
Close
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan was also a Padma Vibhushan awardee.
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan was also a Padma Vibhushan awardee.

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan dies: AR Rahman, Lata Mangeshkar pay tributes

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:00 PM IST
AR Rahman, Lata Mangeshkar, Hansal Mehta and many others have paid their tributes as legendary singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan died on Sunday.
Close
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan(HT ARCHIVE)
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan(HT ARCHIVE)

Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away at 89

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:15 PM IST
  • Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away at 89
Close
Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.
Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan, Shabana Azmi, Alia Bhatt wish Javed Akhtar on his birthday. See pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Javed Akhtar celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday and his family and friends shared the loveliest wishes for him on social media.
Close
Singer-composer Kailash Kher (Sourced photo)
Singer-composer Kailash Kher (Sourced photo)

Kailash Kher: Our vaccine anthem is for entire mankind!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Singer-composer Kailash Kher recently lent his magical voice to anthem ‘Jeet Ki Tayyari’ that has been released in wake of nation-wide Covid-19 vaccination drive that kick-started on Saturday.
Close
Priyanka Chopra has been working from home on her new book.
Priyanka Chopra has been working from home on her new book.

Priyanka Chopra gives peek inside quirky blue bedroom as she works on Unfinished

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Actor Priyanka Chopra is in London and working on her upcoming autobiography, Unfinished. She is currently in the process of recording the audiobook version, right at home.
Close
Adnan Sami has tweeted in defence of Lata Mangeshkar.
Adnan Sami has tweeted in defence of Lata Mangeshkar.

Adnan Sami slams person who said Lata Mangeshkar doesn't have a good voice

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:52 AM IST
Singer Adnan Sami has reacted strongly to a Twitter user who said that Indians have been 'brainwashed' into believing that Lata Mangeshkar is a good singer.
Close
Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur are loving married life.
Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur are loving married life.

Sachet-Parampara on being happily married: It added so much to us professionally

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Music composer and lyricist duo, Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur say their days are growing beautifully and both are enjoying their married life.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP