| 22 Oct 2020
JioSaavn's latest podcast 'Talking Music Punjabi' features Jasleen Royal

MUMBAI: From N.R.I. stars to self-made desi artists, the Punjabi music scene is diverse, global, and a rage across the world. JioSaavn’s latest podcast Talking Music Punjabi will have host Sufi Ahuja talking to your favourite Punjabi stars, about their music and the stories that made their journey memorable. Tune in every week for some laughs, gapshap, and unplugged performances with a Punjabi Tadka.

The latest episode of the podcast features Jasleen Royal - a Ludhiana girl, who gained popularity when she qualified as one of the semi- finalists in the first season of India’s Got Talent. She has not only showcased her talent as a playback singer in Bollywood, but has also established herself as an independent artist. Her music reflects her cultural influences and is highlighted in the many Punjabi folk songs she has sung.

Speaking about her musical influences, Jasleen says, “My mother used to love listening to poetry by Shiv Kumar Batalvi, so I grew up listening to his work and enjoyed it a lot. Panchi Ho Jawa, the first song I ever composed was also written by him and it was because of my mother and her fondness of his work that I chose this particular song.”

When asked about her time on India’s Got Talent, she mentions, “Even though I did not win India’s Got Talent, my participation helped me gain popularity.”

“I feel the number of female professionals is steadily growing in every field. I’m so glad that the number of women in the music industry is also increasing.” She says while talking about being a music producer in the industry.

Adding on her journey in the music industry, she further says I started working at the age of 14 as a music tutor. I taught myself how to play a number of instruments; I do not have any formal training. However, it is my dream to someday attend Trinity College, London or Royal School of Music.”

About her favourite vocalists, she says, “I love the quality of voice of Lt. Asa Singh Mastana.”

Jasleen got candid about a few things on the episode. On being asked, which animal comes to Jasleen’s mind naming this celebrity, she gave below answers.

- Mika Singh - Lion
- Diljit Dosanjh  - Horse
- Guru Randhawa - Eagle

She also revealed three things nobody knows about her, which are as below:
-  She is a vegetarian.
- She loves to drive/gedi.
-  She love coffees in almond milk.

Tune into JioSaavn’s latest podcast for the entire episode.