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News |  27 Dec 2016 16:21 |  By RnMTeam

Neeti Mohan pushes independent music plans for 'The Voice S2'

MUMBAI: Independent music has been one of the biggest highlights of 2016 along with remakes of classic Bollywood songs. With most Bollywood playback singer exploring their independent side, we wondered why Neeti Mohan the coach of ‘The Voice S2’ did not explore the independent side of her in the year that comes to an end now.

What is it that kept her away from creating something that she could have called her own? Well, in our recent chat with the gorgeous looking singer we got all the answers. It was Mohan's commitment to ‘The Voice’ that kept her away from creating a single or two.

The singer coached the first season of ‘The Voice India Kids’ after which she got busy with ‘The Voice S2’-- that is currently on-air. This left her with no time to create her own music.

But, this does not mean that ‘Jiya Re’ singer will not explore her independent side. “I am working on something but right now 'Voice' is my priority. There are 12 singers who are looking up to me right now and I am their coach. I need to make sure that they learn a lot from 'The Voice'. So, as and when time permits I will do more singles.”

Mohan whose team contestant went on to win ‘The Voice India Kids’ is looking at trying a more liberal approach towards the adult participants of ‘The Voice’. “They are all trained singers. Seniors are just one step away from being professional singers. So it’s a huge responsibility for me as a coach and mentor. We are not judging anyone. We feel everyone is a diamond and we will polish them so that they shine more. So, that their best qualities reach the audience.”

She further added, “With kids, you have to sit a lot. From seniors you expect a lot. So, I expect them to complete the homework that I give them. I have given a pattern of song practice. I expect them to practice their song accordingly and when I meet them next it has to be ready. I praise the ones who do well and I am strict with the others. They are adults and if they want a career they have to be serious.”

Reality shows do not guarantee any form of success, but one expects to reach the place they aim for. To such aspirants, Mohan’s message is: “I and my sisters are the biggest examples of people who have reached here with the help of our talent. We do not have any dancer or musicians in our family. The real struggle of a reality show contestant begins after you’ve won. You’re working at par with others so you have to be strong at your game.”

Furthermore, the singer states that the entire journey seems surreal to her for she could have never imagined making it to Mumbai and then playback singing. “It is more than dream comes true for me. For a girl who comes from a middle-class family and a place like Rohini in Delhi. Could have not imagined that her parents would shift.”

Though, Mohan had worked really hard to reach the stage that she has in the industry she belives it wouldn’t have been possible without a few special people. “Some people who have encouraged me are AR Rahman, Amit Trivedi, Vishal- Shekhar. They have shown immense faith in me and that is the reason I am here.”