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News |  09 Sep 2015 15:57 |  By RnMTeam

Aman Trikha does a 'Bohemian Rhapsody' cover

MUMBAI: ‘Hookah Bar’ singer Aman Trikha, best known for his work in Bollywood films like ‘Son Of Sardaar’ and ‘Khiladi 786’ amongst others, recently surprised the industry by covering British rock band- Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The track is one of the band’s greatest hits, written by lead singer- Freddie Mercury.

The song was Trikha’s tribute to the late musician on his 67th birth anniversary. The Bollywood singer conceived, conceptualised, produced and performed in the music video of this cover.

Speaking about the cover, Trikha said, “I planned to sing cover of one of the biggest songs of rock and roll history as a tribute to Freddie Mercury on his birthday. Mercury used to not only perform but also write his songs. In fact he has written the best songs for Queen. And he used to live those songs on stage. He was an unmatchable performer. Thus, my attempt was definitely going to be scrutinised, and fortunately for me the response has been positive.”

On getting into a different genre of musician he stated, “This song is a classic and nobody expects a Bollywood singer to do a cover like this. People would expect one to make covers of Hindi classics by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar. Hence, my attempt to recreate this 1975 song did come as a surprise to most. They have realised how versatile an artist I am.”

Unfortunately, Trikha’s attempt did not get enough industry reviews as everyone was mourning the loss of an industry gem Aadesh Srivastava. “He was very close to me and I could not gather the strength to share my work with the music industry at that point of time. I was shocked as I was to visit him at the hospital but I could not, since I was not in town. I did go to his prayer meet later but I could not share my work then,” confessed the musician.

However, this will not be the end of Aman’s attempt of making covers of international artist. He has plans to make more covers in the future. “I would like to cover songs by Michael Jackson and Bryan Adams. I am extremely fond of their work,” said the artist.