Dhvani Bhanushali Curated

Indian Singer

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  • What are you doing next?

    I will release a new single soon. There are a couple of shows lined up and I am very excited about them.

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  • Most of your songs have been huge hits but there have been a few like “Ishtehaar” (‘Welcome To New York’), the first song you recorded, and recently, “Rula Diya” (‘Batla House’) that did not get their due. How does it feel when your work does not reach out to as many people as you would have hoped to?

    I do not get very affected by it as I sing to satisfy my soul. I do music because it makes me happy. If I had a good time working on a track, then it is enough for me. If people also like it, then, it is like an icing on the cake.

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  • Is it difficult to handle so much success at such a young age?

    No, I just feel very happy when people like my work. Yes, I do understand sometimes when people achieve a lot of things at a young age, it affects them in several ways but since I have seen people going through it and losing everything they have gained, I will make sure that success never goes to my head.

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  • Do you plan to compose music as well?

    I do not think I will ever become a full-fledged music composer but I do like to compose music. I keep recording songs and tunes every now and then but I am not sure if any of those are good enough to be released. I am sure I will evolve as an artist with time and if someday, I feel I have composed a tune that sounds good, I will release it. I do give inputs though. In ‘Leja Re’, the English lyrics were written by me.

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  • What kind of music do you like listening to?

    I am more inclined towards pop music. I listen to a lot of jazz. I am learning Indian and western classical music, so I have been listening to a lot of it as well. I had just started learning music. The more I learn, the more I discover it.

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  • You had stated in an interview that you wish to be a pop artiste like Beyonce.

    Yes, I do want to become a pop artiste. I am a big fan of Beyonce but I would like to carve my own identity as a singer.

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  • You started learning kathak recently.

    Yes, I went for a few classes and will continue to pursue it in the future as well. However, I have taken a short break at the moment as I busy doing multiple things. I am doing shows and taking music lessons as well. I started taking vocal training a while back and since music is my profession, I need to get better at it first.

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  • Dhvani’ means sound in Hindi. Did your parents always know that would get into music?

    No, my parents had no such inkling when they decided on that name for me. They had no idea that I would go on to carve a career in music. Though my dad was working in T-Series, he did not have any set goals or ambitions for me. He always told me he will support me in whatever profession I choose to opt for in life.

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  • You had sung for her in ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

    Yes, I did. Although there were seven singers singing that song (the title track), I was happy about being a part of a song that was picturized on Kareena ma’am.

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  • You are a big fan of Kareena Kapoor Khan. You got to meet her on the sets of a reality show recently.

    Yes, she has always been my favourite actress and it was great to meet her after a while. I was in tenth standard when I wrote this poem for her. She read it and signed it as well. I had met her a couple of times after that as well.

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  • You recently started doing live shows. How has that experience been?

    The experience has been great so far. I performed at Bangalore recently and the crowd was cheering loudly and reacting very positively to the tracks I belted out. Right now, I am mostly performing at colleges. The crowd there is amazing. My first show was at Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai. I was nervous because it was my first show. But, the crowd was amazing. I got a good response and the nervousness slowly went away.

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  • You became a graduate this year. Do you plan to study further?

    No, I have two degrees now. I am done. Earlier, I was finding it difficult to juggle between my career and education. Now, I can focus completely on music.

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  • You have become the youngest Indian singer to have hit the 1 billion mark on YouTube. How important, do you think, is social media for people working in the entertainment industry in today’s times?

    Meri gaadi toh aisi chali hai so it is very important for me. I started doing cover versions and putting them on my YouTube channel for fun. I got a good response to my videos and I realized people had started taking me seriously. That compelled me to think seriously about my career in music. Soon, I realized music is what I wanted to do all my life. If you put your heart and soul into something, you will definitely get the kind of results you might not have even hoped for. Back in the day, when we did not have YouTube and all the wonderful platforms we have today, it was difficult for people to showcase their talent. Now things have changed completely. You record a song at home, upload it on social media and before you realize it, it goes viral. Social media has turned out to be a boon not only for singers and musicians but anybody who wishes to showcase his or her talent in any field.

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  • Which actors do you want to sing for in the coming days?

    Sara Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and even Alia Bhatt. Also, I am very happy to have sung for Pranutan. She is a sweetheart. Honestly, I want to sing all types of songs. I want to explore all kinds of emotions and scales. Produced by Salman Khan Films, Notebook stars debutants Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal. The film has been directed by Nitin Kakkar.

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  • Playback singers for long remained behind the camera. With time, they now feature in their own songs and even enjoy an equal fandom as stars. Do you feel lucky to be a part of this generation?

    I have always wanted to be a pop star. Luckily for me, when I stepped into the industry, the trend had already changed. There was Guru Randhawa or Kanika Kapoor featuring in their own videos, all thanks to the rise of independent music. I am just glad that I have got the opportunity and I want to do this for the rest of my life.

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  • Your dad works with T-series and most of your songs have been with the same company. In a time when nepotism is talked about in the industry, are you too at the receiving end?

    Initially, people did say that but suddenly it has all stopped. Honestly, everyone knows that my father works for T-series but the fact remains that anyone could refer me but it’s only my talent that will take me ahead. I might be the biggest superstar’s daughter but that won’t make me sound good.

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  • Your first YouTube video made you an overnight stay. Do you feel the internet has come as a boon for emerging talent?

    Honestly, we did it just for fun. I asked for money from my dad and thankfully he supported me. We shot and produced the entire thing for just Rs 30,000. We thought we will get a few views but it was shocking when we crossed more than four million views on it. YouTube is indeed a great platform for youngsters to present their craft. I think it’s an audition for most people. If you are good, you will be noticed and work will come your way.

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  • How did you develop an interest in singing? And working at such a young age, is it get too much too handle?

    I was part of the school choir. While singing started as a hobby, it soon became a passion. I have a base of western classical and I am training in Hindi classical. So I am trying to find a balance. As for finding the time, even when I was young, I would have multiple classes after school. Be it music or sports, I would always be involved in multiple extra-curricular activities. I never had the time and I think I have liked it that way only.

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  • What did you feel when you heard yourself for the first time on the big screen?

    I was just 19 then and the song was with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It was “Ishtehaar” in Noor and picturized on Sonakshi Sinha. I almost cried hearing my voice on the big screen. I didn’t know how I would sound but I patted my back that day (laughs). It was really an amazing feeling.

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  • How has the response for your Notebook song Laila been?

    People have been really loving the song. It’s the kind you don’t expect to reach the audience so fast. It grows organically. It’s a very different song but I am so excited that it received an amazing response from everyone.

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  • What are you doing next?

    There are a couple of things in the pipeline but unless something is finalized, I cannot talk about it.

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  • You look very confident and camera-friendly in your music videos. Would you like to act in films?

    My primary goal is to sing. As far as acting is concerned, I might give it a shot if I get a good opportunity.

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  • Is there any song from the recent past you wish you had sung?

    Honestly, I never felt that I should have sung a particular song sung by another singer. Once you hear a song in somebody’s voice, you cannot imagine it in somebody else’s voice. I am happy with whatever songs I have got to sing.

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  • Your father Vinod Bhanushali is at a senior position at T-Series. Some people might think you had it easy as your father is a well-known name in the industry. What are your thoughts on this?

    If you listen to a song sung by me, would you like or dislike I based on whose daughter I am? People will eventually judge and evaluate me based on my talent. You have to be good at what you do. I do admit that getting that first chance is easy for people who come from the industry but I will not get a second chance if the audience does not accept me.

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  • You are still a student. How do you strike a balance between your studies and singing career?

    It is a little difficult but I am enjoying the entire process. I am in the final year of college, so I need to give a lot of attention to my studies as well. Till now, I have been able to balance the two quite well.

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  • You had earlier collaborated with Tanishk Bagchi on ‘Dilbar’. ‘Leja Re’ is very different from that track. How has been the experience of working with him?

    He is an incredible composer and a great human being. I first collaborated with him on the unplugged version of ‘Humsafar’. Today, multiple singers are tried for one song and I have dubbed several songs for him. He would always tell me that he liked my voice but my voice has to be approved by the makers of the film. Thankfully, my voice was retained in ‘Dilbar’ and it turned out to be a hugely successful song.

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  • The original song was sung by Shreya Ghoshal. Do you fear being compared with her or what she did with the song?

    The recreated track, that we have put together, sounds very different from the original. It has a very different vibe altogether. We have just retained the hook-line and a few other things from the original track. This one is more modern and in a very different space. Whenever I am working on a song, I try to give it my best. I do not think whether it will be a hit or liked by the listeners. Obviously, you want your work to reach out to a large number of people but that is not entirely in your hands. There might be comparisons but I was not thinking about it while recording the song. Shreya ma’am is a legend and I do not think I will not be able to match up to what she does with any song.

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  • Do you remember hearing the original track when it first came out?

    I must have been in the fourth grade when the song came out. I remember hearing it back then but I watched the video just a couple of days back. The team at T-Series showed me the video after they decided to recreate this song.

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  • Where do you see yourself five years from now?

    I'm also into writing my own song lyrics and I want to grow and give my music out there and I want to be a pop artist like Beyonce.

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  • What do you think about using various marketing platforms optimally to create a wide appeal to showcase talent?

    I think social media has a wider reach, on all these platforms Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, one can create content and upload. Although I feel 70% is still television and the various reality shows and others, that are showcasing artists to a greater audience. In our industry, an artist is not paid initially and yes it's not been an easy journey for me either. You don't get paid for your assignments here and you are not expected to ask for it unless you make a mark to get shows and earn a living as a musician. So initially one should try to seek opportunities, wherever you get to perform and showcase your talent. Once you get popular eventually a market builds up and so does the revenue. I think that's how the creative process works. One needs to grab opportunities and it all requires perseverance and a vision to survive long term.

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  • How do you see YouTube as a platform and how does it help generate revenue for artists?

    My song 'Gulabi Ankhe' Carpool Mashup with Sandesh Motwani got me some 55,000 subscribers and that's like a huge number. I haven't generated anything in terms of revenue from YouTube yet, because I cannot monetize on covers that I have done so far since the rights are with the music labels or the artists who have sung the originals. But yes YouTube is good for original content.

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  • You started off with soothing numbers and have eventually delivered more peppy songs lately, any reason for this experiment with new genres?

    Well, I haven't thought much about pitching myself, it all just happened and I took assignments that came to me in the middle of my studies. I'm still finishing my last year of graduation along with which I am pursuing my degree in business management and entrepreneurship.

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  • Do you feel training is important in today's music business?

    I took to music at the age of 15, it just happened that I met Himesh Reshammiya and sang in front of him and he suggested me to get formal vocal training. Eventually, I started learning western classical music in my initial years and now I'm undergoing Hindustani Classical Music training under Ankita Joshi. Even if you are really blessed with a great voice, some regular training is still needed that takes you to that finer edge, I believe!

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  • Tell us about the Dilbar experience and the popularity you gained after the song?

    I feel privileged to be a part of the song 'Dilbar' that was so well accepted by the audience as it was the first video in India ever to cross 20 mil views in a day, the song made fastest 50 million and fastest 100 million in India and also it was the first Hindi film song to ever feature in billboards top 10 (ranked at no.3). I would like to thank Bhushan Kumarji for giving me an opportunity to sing for T-series, which is indeed a dream come true for me.

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  • Has working with Guru Randhawa impacted your course as a singer?

    The song 'Ishare Tere' has helped me increase my numbers and followers on Instagram, Facebook, and of course YouTube views. Initially, I had 13,000 followers and now I have 40,000 followers on Instagram. I think the initial part of my journey has been really great and it's a great jump for me in terms of gaining popularity and an increase in numbers from a marketing point of view.

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  • How has the journey been from being a YouTube star to making a mark in Bollywood?

    I think you need to have something, a different kind of USP about yourself that you deliver in your renditions to make a mark and create an appeal to the audience. You need to put your best on these platforms, you never know when someone might like your texture and pick you, otherwise you might be a YouTube star and be one forever!

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  • What Sounds said in a conversation with Dainik Bhaskar?

    It was very difficult for me to reach this point. Everyone feels that my father (co-producer in T-series) works in T-series, so I got everything very easily. But It is not true. Whatever I have achieved, I have also had to face many difficulties. My father has always told people that if I have the ability to give me a chance to sing. Ultimately my voice I am going out. I am the one to sing, not my father. In the end, your talent comes in handy. I thank T-Series for putting money into promotion and marketing. " Sounds like, "Pop in India is not as big as it gets in the US. Playback singing is given more importance here. Only in Punjab, pop songs get imported. Now, this is slowly changing and Pop has begun to gain importance. We don't have a separate pop industry as it is in foreign countries. Pop was emerging in the 90s. Now only playback singing is more visible, but in the future people, Will listen to pop. " Sounds about her achievements, "I am just 21 years old. I am new to this. It will take me a while to get used to all these things. When your songs are loved so much, then I am happy." Is. My dream is to become a very big pop singer. I want to become a very big pop icon. " Sound further added, "There are some small things that I miss. I wanted to go to college and study, but after coming to Singing I am not getting this opportunity. Well, I enjoy this phase very well Taking it. " "I love meeting my fans and getting photographed. It also feels good to give autographs. I think the advantages of being successful are nothing but a loss."

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