Excerpts from the interaction:
“Main Suneya” is an emotional track. Is there a story behind choosing such a song?
There is nothing personal. I guess the season inspired the song because we have no reason to celebrate at the moment. No parties, no weddings… where will we play the party song? People connect to emotional tracks more. They can listen to it without any reason and at any moment. Hence, we made the song “Main Suneya”. We wanted to make people emotional.
“Main Suneya” tackles a serious issue. What will you say about it?
The message is quite clear in the song. People who do wrong, they receive the results sooner or later.
Your song “Qismat” became a superhit. After its release, was there a pressure to repeat the success?
Of course, there is a pressure when a song or a film becomes a hit worldwide.
You are making your film debut with 83. How was the experience?
Amazing. It was supposed to release on April 10 but of course, due to coronavirus pandemic, it got rescheduled. Hopefully, things will be better in next two or three months and that’s when we can expect the film’s release. After that I have Qismat 2 for release. I am also working on Bhuj, another Bollywood film.
Have you played cricket in real life?
Yes, I played a lot at a ground in our village. I love the sport.
Who made you feel the most comfortable on the sets of 83?
Everyone was so good, be it the actors or players or the female leads and even the director Kabir Khan. Ranveer Singh showered us with so much love. He looked after us like his own brothers. Such a positive person he is. We did not feel like we were working on such a big Bollywood film. We all were so comfortable that we knew we can share our opinions and they will hear us out. I am so thankful to all the legends who brought home the World Cup in 1983. I am also thankful to the entire cast and crew of 83. They gave me a lot of love.
Even the experience of working on Ajay (Devgn) starrer Bhuj was nice. I have not yet met him because we shot the film separately, but I know he is an amazing human being.
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