Jugnu Song is very inspiring and melodious, tell me how did you get the idea? What was your inspiration for the song?
When this song crossed my mind, we were actually going through the second wave of the pandemic. At that time, my mother was hospitalized and she was actually fighting for her life. Fortunately she is fine now, but that has been a very important part of my life. I realized it was so hard, it’s been a year and a half and we’re still trying to get ourselves up, looking for hope, looking for a shoulder to cry on and feel positive about. So I thought we need a song like this. I think that will fit very well with the situation we are in. The fan wanted to release it sooner, but because of the death of Mr. Pradeep Guha, we thought we would take some time and then release it. The whole idea was that when someone hears the song they should feel cared for. There are few of us who have family support or are there with friends to look after them. Most of us live alone in a city like Bombay, where we have to struggle on our own. With an inspiring and self motivating song we developed, we thought this would help a lot of people get through this situation.
The song is highly emotional, was it difficult to sing, were you full of emotions too?
So basically there are 2-3 lines that made me really emotional. I could empathize with these lines so well. But because of my own pain and misery, but because of the people I met during my live sessions, fans come to tell me and email me about your crisis, what they went through. So while I was singing the song, I actually had to take three to four takes, and I got emotional during the shoot. aI had tears in my eyes, so these two lines are really dear to my heart.
The video being filmed is pretty simple and subtle, what was the idea behind shooting it this way?
First of all, we had lockdown restrictions so we couldn’t really go out and rent locations. Second, the most important part was that this song itself is about the loneliness during lockdown when we were locked in our own house, so it was evident during that time that we were having negative thoughts. People have actually faced a lot of things on their own, so this song is all about that situation. You’re in a very simple and real environment and that’s why we wanted to keep it very real and simple. It was only my room and my mirror that you can see (in the video). This is something I did a couple of times during the lockdown period when I wrote this, enough of crying and holding hands and I’ll do my best this time. I just push back and it was better. So this is the idea of just going easy. It was my first music song, I wanted it to focus on the audio recording in the video. But the other songs I do with 9XM will be full dance music. The song is amazing. It’s very upbeat and beautiful.
You have a busy schedule, but doing Riyaz is very important for a singer, do you have time for that?
It’s very, very difficult to manage because sometimes my classes and the other classes don’t match. In the last few days I’ve been focusing more on my dancing for my next song. So I have my dance rehearsals for five to six hours so my other schedules are affected. But I make sure that at night before bed, even if it’s 11 p.m., I practice at least an hour or half an hour, or Riyaz. I don’t miss it because then your throat will turn pale. So it’s hard to work with, but we still have to do it. It’s an integral part of life.
Do you want to collaborate with celebrities for your music videos in the future?
I don’t really plan who to perform with, but obviously Nawazuddin Siddiqui was very interested in one of my original songs. He wanted to include this song in his film so that one or the other would unfold in a very nice way. I’d rather be content creating and making videos and doing everything I do with the best of my ability in the future because there are a lot of big stars you know in music videos. I would prefer to have Shah Rukh Khan in my music video when given a choice. I would really love that.
How was your collaboration with the 9XM?
Nice collaboration because I think they could see what I see as a person. I know for a fact that if I worked harder and harder, I could make a name in the music industry too. So you are the first to trust me and you like this song, my voice and you give me three songs that will happen again soon. More songs will be released in collaboration with 9XM.
Jugnu will be available on all audio and video streaming platforms as well as on SpotlampE’s YouTube channel. Jugnu is also broadcast extensively on 9XM, 9X Jalwa and 9X Tashan. The associate sponsors for this publication are Smoodh and Phone Pe – Ab Gold Lo Befikar.
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