Falguni Pathak undoubtedly remains the most sought after performer during Navratri in Mumbai. Popularly known as the Queen of Dandiya, the singer’s charisma remains unchallenged and every passing year revellers throng her arena in record numbers making her the numero uno in this business.
But the singer herself is modesty personified and prefers not attaching much ado to her uber popular status. When asked about remaining at the top despite facing competition from other top-notch singers, Falguni told Indian Express.com, ” I have never indulged in any show-off to prove we are the biggest in business. We are also not in any sort of competition. I do this because I believe in Mataji(Goddess Durga) and love singing live.”
For the singer, it is the satisfaction of all revellers that matter. “The platform of Navratri is so big that I thank my Goddess every single time. I just keep in mind that our audience should have a great time and they should have their money’s worth.”
This year, Falguni would be performing live in Borivali between 1 to 11 October. “For the first time in my career, I will be performing in Borivali for 11 days thanks to Shreya Events. Also this time there are two weekends. So people will enjoy it even more. I have planned to have a lot of new Gujarati numbers. I will also be singing Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani and Sufi numbers as well,” explained Falguni.
Talking about the preparation that she undertakes before every concert, Falguni said, “I listen to a lot of songs especially the folk numbers of Goddesses and practise them for about 12 to 15 days.”
Despite being a prolific live performer, Falguni has rarely stepped in to playback singing in Bollywood films. When quizzed about the same, the singer said, “I have never focused on Bollywood much. I have received offers but never took them seriously ever.”