A Conversation With : Shalmali Kholgade, singer on her 'pretty massive dreams'
Updated on: 23 Jun 2016
It's been a while since we last spoke and the Pareshaan girl has moved from strength to strength. Since debuting in 2012, Shalmali Kholgade has become a force to reckon with and a household name, working with the best music directors in the business.
Her concerts are to be seen to be believed. She puts her all into getting her audiences engaged. And from someone who's observed a rise, one has seen her learn on the job and do a darn good job at it.
But here's the thing. The self-confessed Amy Winehouse fan is ready to return to her indie roots after four years and is equally eager to continue her Bollywood career with gusto. She recently sang for Anushka Sharma in Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai in the first single of Salman Khan-starrer Sultan, composed by Vishal Shekhar. Excerpts from our short chat where she takes stock of her career so far...
Baby ko Bass pasand hai, lekin Shalmali ko uss gaane mein kya pasand hai?
I love the hook like of the song the most, for it's lyrical and compositional value. People have suddenly become very aware of the big role that bass plays in music in general. So to have a song that spells that sentiment out, is so apt!
Have you heard Iulia Vantur's version of Baby Ko Bass...? What are your thoughts?
I actually haven't heard it yet.
You've been touring incessantly over the past few months. Any memorable experiences?