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News |  30 Mar 2017 17:08 |  By RnMTeam

The term 'playback singing' is rubbish: Monali Thakur

MUMBAI: The girl who stole our hearts after 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' from the film ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha', does not believe in the term 'playback singer'.

“According to me playback singing is a rubbish term. I am a singer and would like to sing may be for an actor, films or myself. I no longer believe in the term playback singing. I have evolved as a person and I do not believe in that anymore. It is a singer who sings, maybe behind the screen or on screen,” said Thakur.

The singer with her sensational voice has been giving many hits to the industry. But she totally disagrees with the tag of a playback singer. She said, “This term is used only in our industry and nowhere else. Of course, a singer can sing for movies but not only for movies. I would like to sing for my own singles.”

In spite of that fact that Thakur is a trained classical singer, she loves many more genres of music. “I am a very diverse person by nature. I like to jump off the cliff and diving. Though, I am a trained in classical singing and in spite of being an Indian musician I like Jazz, R & B (Rhythm and Blues), Hip-Hop and more,” she added.

The ‘Sawaar Loon’ hitmaker is also an expert on the on-going Colors TV singing reality show ‘Rising Star’ and says that she loves the experience. Though, being a movie buff and not television chatter, she is very comfortable being live on television.

She also raised a fact about ‘Rising Star’ as compared to other singing reality shows. “Rising Star is an authentic show with a unique concept of ‘Live’ and I love it. Other reality shows when telecasted are auto-tuned with certain effects. In fact here everything is live,” said Thakur.

At Opera House on 29 March, Red FM’s property Redtro Jam Project was on-ground where Monali Thakur performed live. The program was about celebrating women from the 80’s and she performed on Bollywood’s known and not so known melodies, few with a semi-classical touch from the 80’s.

“The melodies with rich compositions are those that we sing in our houses for our own happiness, but we get fewer opportunities to perform them. I am glad to have an opportunity of performing those melodies,” averred Thakur.

The singer has been working on her singles for some time now and she hopes to release at least one of them this year.