Contrary to the common perception that you cant be in showbiz unless you are in Mumbai,Chhavi Mittal enriched her repertoire with a sizeable body of work,while still in Delhi. Some of my classmates in Lady Shri Ram were making a foray into fashion modelling and I joined them. One thing led to another and gradually,I was doing print and TV commercials and anchoring shows till it was time to audition for serials, says the Gurgaon girl,trained in classical music,mostly by her mother. Which is why she is one of the nine contestants vying for the crown in the Zee TVs weekend show Star ya Rockstar.
My acting assignments,including Tumhari Disha,Twinkle Beauty Parlour,Viraasat and a bit role in the Suraj Barjatya film Vivaah did not offer any chance to sing. All the while,whenever I sang at any get together of friends or family,everyone said I should pursue music as career too. I had been associated with Zee for long,so when this pageant was announced ,in which actors from different serials get to show their singing talent,I took the opportunity to participate, she said on her visit to Lucknow.
I give my best singing classical and sufi,but manage to get pop or western right too. It is only soft romantic songs that I am nervous rendering, said the actress turned singer.