Singing catchy numbers

popular A scene from Character Dheela.

He has been my driving force. He has got me on track, guided me from time to time, encouraged me to come out of my shell and whatever I am today — the credit goes to him completely,” said Amrita.

The 28-year-old made her singing debut in 2005 with ‘Just Chill’ in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and then sang numbers like Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon (God Tussi Great Ho), Ankh Vich Chehra Pyar Da (Apne) and ‘Love Me, Love Me’ (‘Wanted’). Amrita says she never thought about becoming a professional singer. “I used to learn music in school like everybody does.

I was studying at St Xavier’s in Mumbai. I was not very serious but Salman helped me in finding my direction,” she said. “When he noticed that I like to sing and have a voice which could be moulded, he introduced me to Sajid-Wajid so that I could polish my skills. I started doing regular riyaz and since then, there was no looking back for me,” she added.

She is now happy to be a part of the music industry. “I am glad people are liking my songs so much. Wherever I go, I find people tapping on Character Dheela. It really gives me a kick. I feel the acceptance and am happy that I joined this industry,” she said. “The music industry has experienced similar changes like any other sector. With the advancement of technology and ideology, a lot of new avenues have opened up. People have become more open to accept newcomers. And one very important change that I have felt is that the industry is now respecting the different voice textures that people have. As my voice has a bit of a husky texture, I didn’t know whether it would work in Bollywood or not. But the encouraging part is that they are accepting people for their individuality and appreciating the uniqueness that they bring along. It is a good time for newcomers,” she said.

What about the crazy lyrics of today’s songs? “The latest change of crazy, spicy lyrics might be facing conflict but that is what people want now. They are for the masses and people connect with them easily. The lyrics are also very easy to hum,” she said.

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