Who has been your biggest inspiration in music?
I am inspired by every good artist whether small or big.
What is the theme behind your album Rangeele? Which is your favourite song in this album?
It is an album having 11 romantic songs portraying different shades of love. Every song has a different form but has a common thread of love. Overall the album has songs related to love in all forms, be it longing, passion, patriotism, devotion or even hatred! The challenge is to create songs which can make listeners feel love and romance only through audio. My favourite song in this album is Babbaji as it is dedicated to my son, I wrote the song way ahead his birth.
All the songs in Rangeele are penned, composed and sung by you. How was the experience doing this album?
It was a great experience, and music in our albums is always given by Naresh and Paresh. Our team comprises of a group of talented musicians who always work hard to present a soulful music in our albums.
Album features Amitabh Bachchan and your son. Can u tell us more about this?
Its nice to have a superstar like Amitabh Bachchan in my album, he has narrated a few lines in one of the songs. Also my son, Kabir is featured in the album. My album has both the senior most personality from the industry and the youngest one.
How was the launch of our album Rangeele?
We already have three successful albums which were a big hit and Rangeele is the fourth one to add on to the list of these hits. Generally, people change their strategy for new launches but our case is not the same. We still have same level of excitement and nervousness that we had in our first album’s launch. Rangeele is better in terms of launch and featuring as it features Mr. Bachchan and also he launched the album. We have never witnessed an independent launch having such a huge crowd, even media was surprised to see such a grand launch of this album’s non- film music.
What interests you most, singing for Bollywood movies or launching your album?
I like to launch my own albums most and I also enjoy doing live concerts.
How was your experience working with A.R Rahman for Hollywood movie Couple's Retreat?
I was signed by A.R. Rahman and it was really a nice experience to work for Hollywood.