How did you land a track for Shanghai?
I ran into Dibakar Banerjee, the director of Shanghai, after 15 years in a cafe in Mumbai and he offered it to me literally there and then! It was recorded at a day’s notice.
Why not start off your singing career with a south Indian film instead?
I don’t see it as a career, more as a passion. I won’t do it commercially, but selectively, like only when I want to sing the right song.
Your track, Mantra: Vishnu Sahasranamam, is a traditional, religious chant. How does it fit into Shanghai?
I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I can’t say.
Do you have you any more Bollywood offers in the bag?
I have auditioned with India’s most respected global music composer for a major Bollywood production. Let us see what destiny has in store for me.
Tell us about your training as a vocalist.
I believe it is a gift of God, a talent I was born...