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Interviews |  16 May 2016 15:37 |  By RnMTeam

Composing music in Bollywood is a new territory for women: Samira Koppikar

MUMBAI: Clothed in strength and dignity, she laughs without fear of future and believes in her ability to create.

"I have always been inclined towards art," says Samira Koppikar, who touched the periphery of Bollywood music in 2014 with two back-to-back hits. "Arko Mukherjee heard me while I was performing one of my own compositions. He contacted me and offered ‘Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyar Aaya hai’. It was memorable experience working with Arijit Singh and Arko," remarked Samira.

The songstress who cast aside interior designing in order to stalk her first love (music), composes as well. Her debut composition in Bollywood, ‘Maati Ka Palang’ from 'NH10' was actually her old composition. Dubbing her a Jack Of All Trades would be an understatement. “Art of balancing sounds like a tough job but keeping a balance between what you do is a must as there is a lot of competition. Therefore, what a singer or a composer should hold is versatility,” she elaborates.

Samira also points out something worth pondering over. “Composing music in Bollywood is a new territory for women. Sneha Khanwilkar is one talented woman making people speechless through her compositions. Besides, the recent trends requires constant struggle as honestly speaking, the male songs are dominating the scene, as compared to female singers or artistes. However, I stay positive because for me, it is like being there, cemented with my passion- singing and music.”

While some singers have commented on the difficulty of breaking into the industry when few singers dominate it, Samira feels, “Obviously, it is difficult and I am still trying to overcome it. Luckily, I have Mahesh Bhatt. I am working as a composer and singer for his next film ‘Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai’. I am thankful to him because of his experience, which helped my compositions to take shape.”