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News |  30 Mar 2019 19:25 |  By RnMTeam

DJ'ing not accepted as profession in India: Sumit Sethi

MUMBAI: Delhi based Bollywood DJ and music producer Sumit Sethi is known for dabbling in mainstream music as well as folk-based electronic music. After the success of the first track of Punjab Project, Neher Waale Pul that featured Sona Mohapatra.

He has been involved with several big Bollywood hits such as Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan (Programmer- Roy), Pink Lips (Hate Story 2), Hangover (Kick), Singham Theme (Singham Returns) and many more. With such an interesting career, Sethi slates a short message on his musical journey. He exclaims, ôMusic has been great and kind towards me. I did not belong to a musical family. I was not allowed to do music. When I was young music production was my passion. It was this passion that turned into a profession.ö

On being asked about his biggest challenge while pursuing his career in music, the DJ told, ôI always had this in mind that you need to shut peopleÆs mouth with your own music. DJÆing is not accepted as a profession in India. People used to think this is a low profile job.ö

ôInitially they did not support it but then later I started earning and people started knowing me, thatÆs how I got recognition,ö told the DJ when asked about his parentÆs reaction when he bagan DJÆing.

On being asked about his biggest inspiration in the music industry, he told, ôFollow your heart, you canÆt copy someone. You have to follow your instinct as to what is more important to you.ö

He further added on what motivates him, ôPeople expect you to do good, that really motivates me.ö

On being asked what advice you would give to all the DJÆs in the country, Sethi told, ôFollow your passion. During our time it was difficult.ö

 ôBe professional in life,ö is the learning that Sethi received over the years as he mentions it.

Furthermore, Sethi reveals about his upcoming projects, he mentions that there are a few in the pipeline.

Before wrapping up he gives a message to all the fans, ôThank you so much and bless me always, come what may.ö