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Compared to Mat aazma re in Murder 3 (Sony Music), your song in Race 2 (Party on my mind) was a very up-tempo number. Do you have a favourite genre that you like to sing?
n From a professional angle, when I go for a recording, I really don't think of likes or dislikes. I enjoy doing rock, pop, ballads and dance numbers as well. For films, if there is a fast-paced song, I get into the mood and do it. Party on my mind, like you said, was really up-tempo and high energy song. It had a different approach altogether.
After Race 2, Murder 3 is your second collaboration with Pritam this year. What's been your experience with him?
n We share a friendship. I feel very thankful, he has given
me some of his best songs. As a music
director, Pritam knows exactly what he wants in a song.
Last year you sang for films like Kahaani, Ek Tha Tiger, Jannat 2 and Raaz 3 and this year, it has taken a start with Race 2, Murder 3 and Special Chabbis. With so much happening on the music front, why do you keep such a low profile?
n There's no particular reason why I do that. If there is something interesting, like this (song Mat aazma re), to talk about as a singer then it's okay. Otherwise if I can just concentrate on my work and let it speak for itself, then it's good enough. But yes, media does help an artist to connect with people, otherwise people don't get to know you.
You've come a long way since you made your debut in with Chod aaye hum in Maachis (1996). Having complete 17 years in the industry, how do you back at the journey?