'I am quite happy with what I am doing'

'I am quite happy with what I am doing'

She has had no formal training in music but she always knew  that music is what wanted to pursue. Jasleen Royal gained popularity when she became the semi-finalist in the first season of 'India's Got Talent'.

She's also known as the 'one woman band' for collectively playing the guitar, mouth organ and tambourine while singing. If that's not all, she plays the keyboard too!

She made her Bollywood debut with the song 'Preet' from 'Khoobsurat'. She's also the voice behind many popular songs like 'Badla Badla' from 'Badlapur', 'Nachde Ne Sare' and 'Kho Gaye' from 'Baar Baar Dekho' and so on. She's now looking forward to her songs in 'Fukrey Returns'.  She chats with Anila Kurian about her passion called music.  

You've given us some great tracks before. What's going to make your upcoming ones interesting?

I don't know what is great about it. I am just doing what I love to do and I hope the listeners like the new ones too.

You're known for being the 'one woman band'. What influenced you to become that?  

I guess it's my curiosity  and restlessness that pushed me to do that (laughs).  

What are your other interests apart from music?

I like to read, play video games, go for a drive and spend time with my dog.

Any plans to try your hand at acting?

I have been approached to act but I don't think I want to get into it. I am quite happy with what I am doing and  am extremely busy with all the music I am making.  

What do you do when you have a writer's block?

A writer's block is something you cannot escape and it's the most frustrating thing ever. I do everything I don't do otherwise like socialising.  I just do the opposite of everything that I would do otherwise.  

What's  a song that best defines your life right now?

'The Greatest' by Sia and 'Zing Zing Zingat' from 'Sairat' because I like the groove of the song but I don't understand the  language. That's exactly how my life  is right now (laughs)!

What are some of the goals you want to achieve a couple of years from now?

I just want to keep making music and collaborate with different people.

What kind of changes would you like to see in the Bollywood?

We could really try to be less number obsessed and focus more on the content.  

If you could be stuck in one musical era, which one would it be?

The current era because I'm in it!  

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