'Shaan is so spontaneous'

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'Shaan is so spontaneous'

Being a software engineer at Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, Sreemayee Bose never thought that her dream to be a playback singer would turn into reality.

But it did, all thanks to the music club in her office! The young girl from Kolkata recently recorded a song with renowned singer Shaan for the upcoming Bollywood film Atrangi – Struggle Ki Maa Ki Aankh. Looking back, Sreemayee terms it as a “surreal experience”. “I have always been passionate about music. I received formal training in music till I was in class 12. But I never thought that I’d get a chance like this,” she tells Metrolife. 

In school, she took part in a number of music competitions. But once she started to work, there was no time for her passion, she notes. But gradually, it was work only that came to her rescue as she says, “TCS has a music club and I am part of that. So during one of the events, I met Pranav Abhyankar, who is the music director of Atrangi... So when he got the opportunity to compose for the film, he recommended me to the music director and producer of the film.” And she thoroughly enjoyed the process. “It was amazing to sing with Shaan. I learnt a lot from him. He is so spontaneous. He recorded the song in one go,” she reveals. 

On being asked who her favourites in the industry are, pat comes the reply, “Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh”. “Every song sung by Arijit is so good and versatile. I loved the songs of Aashiqui 2,” she notes. If she had to work with any composer, it would be AR Rahman and Pritam. “Music certainly has no language,” she says.  Despite having a hectic schedule as a techie, Sreemayee keeps practising regularly. “I make it a point to sing to myself. But it’s so difficult to work, manage home and practise,” she laughs. 

Though she hasn’t received any more offers from Bollywood yet, she hopes to make a career out of music. “There is so much happening in the industry right now. There are so many people with such amazing voices. I really hope I can shift to music full-time,” she says. 

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