Press Esc to close
Wednesday 18 January 2017
News updated at 2:49 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 15.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'I want to sing for Amitabh Bachchan'

Neha Das, Oct 25, 2012, DHNS :

SOULFUL

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.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

Columnist Shobhaa De, actor Shah Rukh Khan and Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar...

Columnist Shobhaa De, actor Shah Rukh Khan and Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar...

A Samajwadi (SP) party worker holds a toy bicycle representing the party's symbol...

A Samajwadi (SP) party worker holds a toy bicycle representing the party's symbol...

Tribal villagers take part in a community fishing as part of celebrations...

Tribal villagers take part in a community fishing as part of celebrations...

A man rides his scooty during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on Tuesday...

A man rides his scooty during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on Tuesday...

Tourists enjoy in snow after snowfall in Shimla...

Tourists enjoy in snow after snowfall in Shimla...

Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu and CM Siddaramaiah are flagging off of MEMU services...

Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu and CM Siddaramaiah are flagging off of MEMU services...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523