An integral part of most Bollywood films for years has been playback singing. Today though the landscape has changed massively. Earlier you had composers wanting specific singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi or Asha Bhonsle. Today there are so many voices, how does a singer make a mark then?
On this week’s episode of OffScreen we speak to singer Shashaa Tirupati who’s sung songs like ‘The Humma Song’, ‘Baarish’, ‘Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga’ in Hindi and also a bunch of Tamil songs in films like Ok Kanmani and Katru Veliyadai.
So what goes into being a singer in Bollywood? Are you easily replaceable? What does she think of this trend of remixing songs, as it as annoying to sing as it is to listen to sometimes? And what did she learn from spending time with AR Rahman, who's like a mentor to her. Shashaa is also all set to launch her independent single ‘Beparwahi’,
Shashaa answers all this and more.
On OffScreen we will be talking movies, web shows and to the people who work behind the scenes to make the magic happen ‘on screen’.
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Producer and Host: Nandakumar Rammohan
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