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'I want to sing for Amitabh Bachchan'

Neha Das, Oct 25, 2012, DHNS :

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Playback: Kavita Seth

Her claim to fame are the Wake Up Sid’s Iktara and Cocktail’s Tumhi Ho Bandhu which made her an overnight sensation.

A graduate in Hindi literature and an expert in rendering Sufi songs, Bollywood playback singer Kavita Seth, says if the song is inspiring then she is open to singing in any langu­age.

In the City recently to launch her latest album Ek Din which took her seven years to complete, Kavita says, “Ek Din is made of those cherished moments of introspection that one gets in his/her chaotic life. It is a very smooth, yet new album. The songs in the album will describe what I feel in the best way.”

Does she enjoy singing songs in the Sufi style or does she prefer rendering more mainstream songs? “Singing cannot be typecast – like Sufi singing or Bollywood singing. The misconception is that a Sufi singer is a classical singer singing kalaams or Bollywood singer is the one singing only commercialised songs. I can’t tell you what attracts me but the songs I sing, awake me to a higher self.”

Apart from Sufi songs, the 41-year-old who also holds a Masters in music, sings geet, ghazal and folk. “I just sing and express myself. The Bollywood composers and directors heard me and wanted me to be a part of their songs, so that’s how it all happened.”

According to Kavita, Amit Trivedi heard her album Sufiana which she had dedicated to Maulana Rumi and gave her a chance to sing Iktara, which is one of the major highs of her career. Success followed and she got another chance where she lent her voice to newcomer Diana Penty in Tumhi ho bandhu.

“I sang this song for myself, not for anyone (and I don’t prefer to do the latter), how it was placed was completely the film team’s decision and I had no apprehensions,” says she.

Her favourite singers, range from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Elton John. On a personal note, Kavita wants to sing for the supreme star of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan. “He is one of my favourite actors and I really admire him as a human being.”

But before that happens, Kavita is busy with are three albums that are in the process of production and has also sung three songs for a Hollywood film Trishna for Amit Trivedi.


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