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News |  22 Jun 2015 18:21 |  By RnMTeam

Divya Kumar feels versatility is the key for any singer

MUMBAI: 'Jee Karda' singer, Divya Kumar is elated with the kind of songs he is getting to sing. There prevailed a popular perception that he could only sing peppy numbers. The singer, in the recent times, has sung songs like 'Jee Karda' from 'Badlapur', 'Sun Saathiya' from 'ABCD 2' and 'Phir Bhi Yeh Zindigi' from 'Dil Dhadakne Do'.

ôI am really happy that I have been getting the kind of songs that I am singing. At one point in time people really thought that I could sing only peppy numbers and nothing else. But now with the songs I have been singing, they also realise that I can sing slow romantic numbers. I thank my composers who have given me this variety. The best part is that my listeners have also accepted and loved my songs, and you will hear me singing more romantic numbers," said Kumar. He feels that it is important to be versatile and be able to sing all kinds of genres in order to avoid getting type casted in the industry.

According to Kumar, having worked with veteran composers like Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Amit Trivedi, has made him a better singer because he has learnt a lot from each of them. "Shankar Ehsaan and Loy are veterans, but they are young at heart. I remember the recording of 'Phir Bhi Yeh Zindigi', when all of us had our lines in place. The song was intense and it resonated the emotions that made you think about life. They guided me in how to sing each of those lines," he explained. From Trivedi, he learnt how to modulate his voice and use it effectively while rendering his vocals for tracks. Kumar is also an ardent fan of Vishal Dadlani, who he thinks has a rock solid voice.

Recently Kumar crooned the title track for the film 'Guddu Rangeela' which is composed by Trivedi. The track, co sung by Trivedi, describes the characteristics and qualities of the protagonists. Kumar previously worked with Trivedi for a few projects and feels that working with him is always fun. When asked how long it took to record the track he said, "Normally any track takes half an hour to 45 minutes. But the more time you spend in the studio to contribute to each track, the better you become. So it is best to not look at the time and do your best to contribute to the track," he elucidated.