Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
My real guru are my experiences in life - the realisation that you are alone in this world came very early to me.
My inspiration comes from the common man and nature.
A man with a silver spoon may get his share of supporters, but he can never be an inspiration for somebody! Patience and hard work are the key to every man's success.
When the audience enjoys your performance, you feel like a magician who is doing magic. It's a great feeling!
We are all souls, and what I have learnt so far is that while God is male, the souls created by Him are female, so I always had women as my theme, as they are dedicated to Him.
I am not a Ph.D. in economics or a doctorate in literature that I can afford to take my singing lightly. Even if I sing a jingle, I take it as seriously as oxygen.
I've experienced many hardships‚ but mentally‚ I've always been older‚ and that reflects in my actions‚ too.
The worst affected from corruption is the common man.
I don't listen to Bollywood music much. But yes I listen to Indian music quite often and other non- film music.
Bollywood is huge. Anything that's made in large quantity will evidently overshadow others. But that won't stop artistes from making albums. A person who has faith in his music will go ahead.
Don't take things too seriously, and just chill.
The confidence that we Indians are suddenly infused with while doing something wrong is absolutely commendable.
For us Indians, I don't think English can ever exude that magic of emotions which our mother tongue can.
I have struggled to make a place in this industry
A. R. Rahman is truly India's Mozart. His music is celebrated worldwide.
I have been getting offers from international artistes for collaboration all across the globe, but I prefer to work with Indian artistes.
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