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A Chat with the Nightingale of Bollywood - Shreya Ghoshal

A Chat with the Nightingale of Bollywood - Shreya Ghoshal

The Daily Mirror Life recently caught up with the songstress. Below are excerpts of the interview.

Who are singers who have inspired you?

My first inspiration is my mother. I am also inspired by the legendary singers of yesteryears like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, M. Rafi, Kishore Kumar.

What are your favourite types of songs to sing?

I love to sing all types of songs, be it – light, ghazal, bhajan, classical, romantic…anything.

Do you have songs that have a special place in your heart?

It’s very difficult to say. I love almost all the songs of yester years but to name of few –“Aap Ki Nazron ne samjha”, “Lag ja gale” by Lataji.

Is there a song – past or present – that you would have loved to have sung?

Most of the songs of “Lata Mangeshkar”.

If not singing, what career path you would have chosen?

Astronaut or Genetic Engineer.

What you think are some qualities that make a good singer?

Most important is being versatile. A good singer should be able to sing any type of song.

Music is always evolving, genres are being mixed. What are your thoughts on that? Do you have a preference for the pure form, or do have welcome these changes?

Yes, Music is always evolving. I love to experiment and evolve always. Staying versatile is very essential, as I always say. I love to sing something that satisfies the souls and ears of the Indian listeners. Indian film music has all genres mixed in.

Which Music Director or Singer would you love to collaborate with?

Norah Jones on an International level.

What is something no one knows about you?

Nothing is hidden. But there are some lesser known facts like: the Governor of the United States of Ohio declared the 20th June as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. Number 3 is my Lucky Number.


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