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A lot of singers entered the industry with me. A lot of them struggled. Many have not been able to make it but some have sustained.
I don’t think I am hero material.
There was a time in the 1980s when music was almost over. If you think about it, it will be tough for you to remember any song which came during that time. But now music has come back. There are amazing musicians like Vishal-Shekhar, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar who are doing a good job.
I never thought I would do a reality show.
A film is made for actors and actresses, not for singers.
I stand in support of royalty for singers, but sometimes things happen all of a sudden and you have to sign a contract.
When you have fun doing something, you should immerse yourself in it completely.
As an artist, I do not want to limit my skills to one medium alone.
Dance numbers continue to be popular and I believe soulful and romantic tracks, too, will never go out of trend.
Healthy competition is good to boost ourselves and helps you to take the flight forward.
I know nothing other than singing and I feel blessed.
I’m not complaining if my work is getting more recognition than me.
One has to be blessed to have a voice that creates impact.
If I’m given a choice to pick what I am interested in, I will definitely sing a ghazal for a movie.
I love to go to Aksa Beach at midnight.
When I was recording ‘Kun-Faaya-Kun,’ I did it like I was offering Namaaz.
I enjoy singing soulful melodies because they add that extra zing to your performance.
Odisha people are very musical. Our music industry has got many talented artists from Odisha. They love music a lot.
I am a die hard fan of Lucknow food, so whenever I am in city I make sure to have the famous kebabs.
I grew up listening to Hindi and Marathi songs of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosale.
I like singing all kinds of songs, be it a soft number or a peppy track.
There is an endearing quality in Gujaratis and the way they celebrate their lives.
I am not a known face and a lot of people wouldn’t recognise me if I walked into a room. But that’s okay with me. I want people to recognize me through my work.
Basically as someone who grew up in Delhi, crooning in southern languages which I don’t understand is very difficult.
It’s easier to record because technology is advanced. That’s why there is a spurt in the number of new singers.
Ustad Ghulam Ali has been a huge influence and has guided me constantly. In fact, it was he who suggested I change my stage name to Javed Ali from Javed Hussain.
I still recall how nervous I was when I went for the recording of ‘Guzarish’… When I reached the studio, all of them were there – Rahman, Aamir Khan, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and director A.R. Murugadoss.
Some of my fans tell me that my voice is more suited for romantic numbers, some others say I do Sufi songs better. But that just goes to say that people are more aware of the different genres now. More people are getting exposed to sufi music because of Bollywood, which is good.
Lucknow is one of my favourite cities.
As I grew older, I realised that I could be versatile. I decided to try out a variety of singing styles by becoming a playback singer.
Tum Tak’ is a beautiful thought and is a rhythmic expression. It’s been composed beautifully. It may sound easy but is difficult to attempt or sing it live.
Healthy competition is very important in any industry. It keeps you on your toes and helps you grow.
Sufi music talks about connecting people. It talks about connecting hearts and connecting man with God. Everything that talks about connection is Sufi.
Music is a blessing which God has given to all of us. All of us might not be able to sing but we have an ear for songs and music, that itself is a big blessing.
For listeners, the song ‘Kehne ko jashn-e-baharaa hai’ looks a very easy number. In fact, it was a challenge to sing the song as I had to really suppress my voice and make it appear like a casual track.
My father belongs to Muzaffarnagar. Though I was born and brought up in Delhi, we, as a family, are known as U.P. wallahas.
One of the interesting things about watching a kid perform is that they are too innocent to understand how talented they are… they have no inhibitions. If you ask them to sing, they will sing based on whatever training and practice they have.
I’ve lost count of how many times I have performed in Chennai.
When I had to sing ‘Kajra re’ for ‘Bunty Aur Babli,’ I thought that my voice will not match that of Amitabh Bachchan’s.
To be honest, I hadn’t realised the greatness of film music till I was exposed to film songs after I started living in Mumbai.
I am very fond of western genres, including EDM.
Ghazal singing will come back with a bang.
If my singing leaves a long-lasting effect in the mind of the listeners, it is the blessing of the Almighty.
Coming from a middle class background, I faced a lot of hardships during my initial years in Mumbai. I did not have much money and had to sing jingles and bhajans to survive. But those years taught me that a singer should be versatile.
Until I started performing in public, when at the end of the concert people would come to me with teary eyes and say that my performance took them to a trance zone, I had no idea that I can create an impact with my singing.
Everyone has their own individuality and it is important that it comes out.
Listeners want fresh voices.
Though I come from Delhi, many other artistes like me attained success in Maharashtra.
It’s very difficult to get recognized in Bollywood. There are so many talented singers and so much competition.
I do not support that everyone has to be a trained classical singer to be able to sing in films but some sort of knowledge in classical space can take you to places.
I may not be a party-hopper, but I’m a diehard romantic.
I am fortunate that I was born in a family where music was already a part of life.
I like works by Bryan Adams and Mariah Carey, among others.
I enjoy singing in different languages, be it Telugu or Bengali. I would like to sing in Malayalam too.
My association with the Times of India has been a great journey. I have done over 15 shows within two years for the brand. I am glad to be a part of their events, as it gives me an opportunity to interact and perform for my fans across the country.