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Hindi Film Music - Interviews

Hindi Film Music - Interviews

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  •     Shreya Ghoshal on Valentine Day
    Shreya Ghoshal has some interesting thoughts on Valentine Day and romance....
  •     Kunal Ganjawalla on Valentine Day
    Kunal Ganjawalla shares his thoughts and memories about Valentine Day....
  •     Remembering Papa
    A touching article on singer Mukesh written by his son Nitin Mukesh. The original article appeared in 1994 on Indiaxs.com....
  •     Suraiya - A Voice From The Past
    Suraiya's career as an actress began as a child artiste. "One day, my 'mamoo' (maternal uncle) Zahoor, who was a popular villian in films, took me along to watch the shooting of Prakash Pictures' 'Taj Mahal'. There, I met the producer, Nanubha...
  •     Manna Dey - Up Close And Personal
    A six-decade plus musical career in eighty-six years of eventful life does offer an individual a chance to accumulate a lot of colourful memories and if that individual happens to an intelligent and witty narrator like Manna Dey, then he can just wra...
  •     Anu Malik In Conversation
    Anu Malik is one of the most talented composer in Bollywood and perhaps most controversial, too. When I call Anu at his Mumbai residence for a telephonic interview, he takes a short while to get warmed up. It is quite natural since he had just recent...
  •     Kavita Krishmaurthy Speaks
    When I enter her hotel room with my friend in toe, Kavita Krihnamurthy- Subramaniam is chatting merrily with some family friends. After coming to know my journalistic credentials, she deputes the responsibility of carrying forward the friendly chat t...
  •     Shaan - Meeting Again
    Shaan has come a long way in his career. As the press-meet winds up, I wait patiently for my turn to interview him. Finally the wait is over and as I walk up to him, his face lights up with that typically boyish smile of recognition....
  •     Sharing Notes With Shreya
    As soon as the MMI-event PR-person introduces me to her, Shreya Ghoshal exclaims, “Oh, but we have already spoken before! Wasn’t that about the Fareb-song?” I am pleasantly surprised by her memory recall because that telephonic conversation was...
  •     Shankar Mahadevan - Breathing New Life Into Music
    ‘A singer with fire in his voice’- that’s how Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain had once described Sankar Mahadevan to me; but that is not the only thing he does well. As a trained classical musician, a popular playback singer, a fusion exponent and ...
  •     Anandji Speaks
    "Initially I was more interested in act­ing and my uncle used to encourage me. As a child I even did some small roles in films like Meghdoot and Bhakta Prahlad in the mid-forties. Kalyanjibhai was studying in a board­ing school then and at first h...
  •     Sumeet Kumar - The New Kid On The Block
    Sumeet Kumar’s real claim to fame is more through paternal side. He is the late great Kishore Kumar’s second son. Following into the footsteps of his father Kishore Kumar and half-brother Amit Kumar, Sumeet has also joined the playback singers’...
  •     Amit Kumar Speaks
    Speaking to Amit Kumar is like opening a treasure chest of mem­ories. This man has practically seen it all. Apart from being Kishore Kumar's (perhaps the most versatile Indian artiste ever) son, he has been around so many legends. ...
  •     Speaking With Suresh Wadkar
    Suresh Wadkar has delighted the audiences the world over. He was also the star attraction of the recently concluded musical event ‘Laxmikant- Pyarelal- Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai’ that was staged in Hotel Renaissance, Dubai....
  •     Daler Mehndi Talks About Destiny
    The clock strikes four p.m. as I spot Daler Mehdi standing inside Bur Juman’s Bang and Olaffsen showroom along with Shashi Gopal- the music baron who practically launched the Indipop revolution in the nineties with his Magnasound label and his youn...
  •     Meeting Manna Da
    Manna Dey remains one of my favourite singers- very versatile & classy.His songs and his persona -both have left a deep impression on my mind. In 1994 -I think it was 13th or 14th September-I had the good fortune of interviewing him at his pla...
  •     Pyarelal Interview - Part 1
    June 3 to June 5, 2005- will always be cherished for a special reason. Coming as a special guest for a musical program- ‘Laxmikant- Pyarelal- Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai’, music composer Pyarelal was in Dubai. As a person who has practically grown up wi...
  •     R.D - Asha Interface
    Through a quarter century and more, so stand-out is the music that Asha Bhosle-R.D.Burman duo has made, with the one compositionally complementing the other to a T, that I felt it was time they were brought face to face, the one to speak on the other...
  •     Kunal Ganjawalla - Hitting the right notes
    Ruling the song- charts through his two super-renditions- Bheege Honth Tere and Channa Vey Ghar Aa Ja Vey, was the first indication that Kunal Ganjawalla had arrived on the scene in a big way. By winning two golden trophies ( R.D.Burman- award as the...
  •     Jagjit Singh - an interview
    In the beginning of our telephonic interview, Jagjit Singh seems like a brusque personality- he brushes off queries about his early life and career and tells me to talk about the present-day scenario. However as our conversation progresses, the ghaza...

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