'My fans have received me whole-heartedly'

'My fans have received me whole-heartedly'

The budding playback singer was in the City recently for a gig. In a chat with Metrolife, she spoke about her musical journey and her experiences in Bollywood. The passionate artiste says singing is in her blood. “I’ve been singing since my childhood. My mother says I used to sing in my cradle. As far as I can remember, I started singing when I was four years old. Everyone in our family has a great voice, but no one has taken it up as a profession,” she says.

As a member of Groove Adda, a Delhi-based Bollywood-inspired band, Aditi started giving live performances. At one of her gigs in Mumbai, she caught the attention of Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi. “He was working on ‘Dev D’ that time. He offered me a song in that film and I gave my best to it. After a few days, he called me and dropped a bomb that the song hadn’t come out that well and that he couldn’t use it. I was very disheartened. The next moment he said, ‘Aditi, I was just joking. You have sung really well. Congratulations.’ I was totally speechless,” she recalls. Slowly and steadily, she made her mark in Bollywood by singing in ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Turning 30’, ‘Game’, Luv Ka The End with the latest being, Always Kabhi Kabhi. “I had a memorable moment while recording a song for Always Kabhi Kabhi. Twice, I hugged Shah Rukh Khan, who has a guest appearance in a remixed song in the film,” she says excitedly.

She considers herself lucky to be hitting Bollywood at the right time. “I am very happy as my fans have received me whole-heartedly. My pages on social networking sites are full of their comments. I am such a greedy person that though my hands are full, I keep saying ‘one more offer’,” she laughs.

The passionate singer wishes to work with all the leading composers of Bollywood – A R Rahman, Vishal Shekhar, Vishal Bharadwaj and others. She welcomes the music trend in Bollywood which encompasses rock, jazz and other genres. She has two projects in hand about which she doesn’t want to reveal much at present.

What does she want to say about Bangalore? “I have come to the City twice before. I fell in love with Bangalore during my first visit itself. I like the food over here. I had even savoured the thali in one of the restaurants, which was awesome. I also know Raghu Dixit well,” she
concludes.

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