'It's my journey, not struggle'

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Lending his voice for the theme song in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Vipin Anneja marked his entry into Bollywood. The Delhi-based singer forayed into the world of singing with his debut album Teri Payal which was a rhythmic fusion of Arabic, folk and ghazal.

Anneja recently launched his single titled Mureed, penned and composed by Manan Bhardwaj. Talking about his latest venture, he tells Metrolife, “Mureed is the most passionate and the most beautiful love song I’ve ever sung. The word Mureed means devotee, devotee of a lover or devotee of the divine. The song has an appeal that connected me to it. After listening to what Manan had to offer with this song, within half-an-hour, to be precise, we finished the recording. It was a great experience being a part of this song. Mureed is the mark of my new journey.”

Being a part of music arena for more than a decade now, Anneja says, “I’ve been singing professionally for 15 years now, but still I feel like a toddler. But this is what musical journey is all about. Just when you think that you’ve endured everything, you get to learn something new. You feel like completely fresh on the board.”

Anneja has done over 600 live shows across the globe. But the singer was far from limelight for quite a long while. “I’ve always been there. I was just away from Bollywood. There was a lot of hard work, which I don’t call “struggle”. I have never looked at this as a struggle. Like every night is followed by a bright day, there is always a good time after the bad. I call it my journey and my journey is on,” he says.

The vocalist who is now gearing up to sing for Amisha Patel’s production Desi Magic, followed by a couple of singles, advises the newbies, “Just follow your heart and go for it. At the end, it is only perseverance that makes it happen. Believe in yourself because if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. The whole world can be against you, but if you have the dedication and perseverance, you will make it,” he concludes.

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