Singing his way to glory

Different tunes

Singing his way to glory

 Casual: Mohit ChauhanThe Masakkali-fame singer has come a long way, from a singer in the Silk Route band to one of the lead singers in B-Town.

The soft-spoken and charming artiste, who was in the City to perform at a music concert, shares his ambitions and personal interests with Metrolife. Having bagged quite a lot of hit numbers in a short span, the singer says he is happy with the kind of songs he has been offered. “The last few years were really great. I consider myself very fortunate to work with some of the leading music directors in the industry like Vishal Bharadhwaj and A R Rahman. Of course, like every other person, I too had gone through many ups and downs in my career, but I never lost my faith, which finally brought me this far,” he says.

Mohit likes listening to all kinds of music from classical to Western, but when it comes to singing, he likes Indi-pop. “I want to sing a variety of songs as much as possible so that I can avoid being typecast. Thankfully, so far I have been offered different kinds of songs and each song was more challenging than the earlier. My songs in Kaminey, Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met and Delhi 6  had different musical characteristics. Nowadays, a lot of new music directors are coming into the industry who like to experiment with new sounds. Naturally, singers get a variety of songs,” he says.

Inspired by the success of his solo album Fitoor, Mohit is all set to work on another solo music project with Gulzar as the lyricist. “The composing is not yet done. The process of finalising the songs and lyrics is in progress. We are trying our best to give a different musical experience to the audience through this album. Hopefully, I will succeed in it,’’ he says.

No wonder, music is everything for Mohit. But he never let other interesting things from life slide away. “I am a simple, ordinary person with fears, hopes and apprehensions about future. Music apart, I like travelling, trekking, eating and relaxing at home. My ambition is to sing more and more songs which will remain in people’s minds. These days, I have an inclination towards composing music, which I would probably take up in the days ahead,’’ he reveals.

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