Noted playback singer Shreya Ghoshal
says that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an encyclopedia
Ghoshal, along with Bhansali and singer Sonu Nigam, is a
judge on the Indian version of music-based reality show X
Factor which will be aired on Sony from today.
“Guzaarish is completely composed by him. I think
somewhere music inspires films for him. For me he is the
encyclopedia of good music. He has heard so much that he is
just superb,” Shreya told PTI.
“Judging with Sanjayji and Sonu makes it even more
special, because the credibility, the musical expanse that is
associated with both of them. They are the cream of music
icons today,” she said.
Shreya made her debut as a playback singer in Bhansali’s
Devdas, for which she received both the Filmfare award for
Best Female Playback Singer and the Filmfare RD Burman Award
for New Music Talent.
The 27-year-old singer, who had caught Bhansali’s
attention as a participant in music-based reality show Sa Re
Ga Ma Pa, sang five songs in the film – Silsila Ye Chaahat
Ka, Bairi Piya, Chalak Chalak, Morey Piya and Dola Re
On ‘X-factor’, Shreya says, “One is born with X-factor.
Usually one feels X-factor is something where people jump and
show their enthusiasm and all that. Most of our singers don’t
do that. Lataji does not do that and she is magnificent. It is
not specific what X-factor actually is…it has to be
The singer says X-factor reminds her of her Sa Re Ga
Ma Pa days.
“When I am meeting these people…its like knock-knock, I
am being reminded of my old days. I can feel the same energy.
Due to non-stop work, stage shows, reality shows everything
was blur but this show has stopped me and made me think about
my journey. I am getting very emotional in this whole