Singers Have ‘More Space and Work’ today – Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal feels artists today have more of space and work compared to earlier days of bollywood. Despite the fact that a now a days lot of singers enter the film industry every year, there is opportunity for everyone. says Ghoshal

“I think today there is space and work available for everyone out here. Earlier the scenario was different. Like there was a time when there was a monopoly, only two or three singers would get to sing. It was difficult that time,” Ghoshal said in an interview here.

“But today the emphasis is on newness and novelty, so there is room for everyone,” she said. Though untrained singers try and become part of the industry, they get caught, she added.

Ghoshal, who is known for hit songs like “Zoobi Doobi,” “Shukhran Allah,” “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,” “Ooh La La” and others, is happy with the way her career has shaped up till now. She has sung for upcoming films like “Aashiqui 2,” “Go Goa Gone” and “Happy New Year.”

“I am getting to sing good songs, and I am happy that audiences like them. I don’t know if this is the peak point (of my career) because you can never tell anything when it comes to art, especially in the music world. What may work today may not click tomorrow,” she said.

Ghoshal is all praises for the new crop of talent in the music industry like composer Amit Trivedi, who has given music for “Dev D,” “Wake Up Sid,” “English Vinglish” and others films.

She is also appreciative of singers Shalmali Kholgade, who sang “Pareshaan” and “Lat Lag Gayi,” Shilpa Rao who has to her credit songs like “Khuda Jaane” and “Ishq Shava,” and Neeti Mohan, who has sung “Ishq Wala Love” and “Jiya Re.”

“I think they are all amazing. I keep learning from all of them subconsciously as I hear all kinds of music,” she said.

Ghoshal, along with music-director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, will judge the first edition of “Indian Idol Junior,” launched by popular talent-based reality show “Indian Idol.”

The singer feels today’s kids are smarter and more camera savvy. “Today, kids are more advanced, smarter. When we came in reality shows we were untrained in terms of facing television cameras. At that time TV was just starting out. We were nervous and shy. Today’s kids have seen it all,” she said.

The singer feels that during her time, singing as a career was looked down upon, but today there are no such notions. Parents know that now there is a platform available for budding singers.

As a judge, Ghoshal believes in keeping the kids as grounded as possible, making them aware of their flaws and ensuring they don’t get carried away with appreciation and applause.

She is excited to work with Vishal-Shekhar. “They just keep pulling my leg. We get along well. They are incredibly talented, yet simple people,” Ghoshal said.

“Indian Idol Junior,” to be hosted by actress-anchor Mandira Bedi and TV actor Karan Wahi, is likely to go on air in the first week of June. The Indian idols is just as popular in countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka where Indian TV is watched with great interest

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