To perform during Baisakhi celebrations as part of MTV Unplugged Season 4, Bollywood playback singer Aditi Singh Sharma, 28, was in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Known for her recent hits such as ‘Sooraj Dooba’ from flick Roy, ‘Dhoom Machale’ from Dhoom 3 and ‘Dilli Dilli’ from No One Killed Jessica, Sharma said that “although trends in Hindi film music industry are changing, there is still no match for the legendary singers”.
Speaking to Ludhiana Newsline before her stage performance, she said, “No doubt there has been a revolution in the Hindi music industry and new singers of the likes Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan have started a new era, but legendary singers such as Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet Bhattacharya etc still hold the power to rock the stage with their performances.”
“Just like there is one Lata Mangeshkar, no matter how many new voices enter this industry, each one of these legendary singers has a place of his/her own. Even if we do not get to hear more of new songs from them these days, it does not mean that they have lost their place,” said Sharma.
Talking about her performance in Ludhiana, she said, “I have been to Ludhiana almost thrice, but last time I had to cancel the performance at the last moment as I had terrible food poisoning. A chance to perform in city like Ludhiana which is inclined towards business and industry comes rarely and thus, I am ecstatic this time.”
Sharma, who did her schooling from Russia, said, “Call it luck or co-incidence but I have worked with almost every music director in six years. I share a different bond with everyone, be it Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar Mahadevan or Himesh Reshammiya, but working with Pritam has been exceptional.”
She added that three more of her songs would be out soon.