Himesh Reshammiya is a man of many talents. After giving numerous hit songs and acting in movies such as “The Xpose”, his fans will get to see him as a judge once again along with Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali in “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Season 6”. While he has judged the other seasons of the show, he is judging “Li’l Champs” for the first time and was recently in the city for the auditions.
How does it feel to judge a kids’ reality show and how different is it from those for grown-ups?
I believe children are the gift of god and listening to their melodious voices makes me happy. The children of our country are really talented and the way they are coming up and presenting their talent is amazing. It is a show where the divinity of each kid will come out and the kids will make the viewers fall in love with them.
Judging kids is more difficult than judging grown ups. While judging a kid, you have to anticipate how he/she would be in the future. You have to take the right call in terms of the progress in singing because his/her voice is going through a change. But when you’re judging a grown up it is not that difficult because you are listening to what they are in the present stage. They are not going to go through a voice modulation. Judging a kids’ show is more difficult but that is the fun part. You are judging them at a stage when they are raw and that emotional and divine connection is there.
Bollywood music composer and singer Himesh Reshammiya, who was in the city to perform at Chandigarh Carnival on Sunday, said love is the essence of his music and dismissed the reports of having any rift with singer Sonu Nigam or the legendary Asha Bhosle.
“It is a mere perception that some have,” said Reshammiya, who has sung hit numbers like ‘Tera suroor’, ‘Aashiq banaya aapne’ and ‘Hookah baar’.
Clearing the air on reports that suggest a rift with the two singers, he said, “Asha Bhosle commented on my nasal singing and after that we have done a song together. We have bonded well with each other during music reality shows, and even Sonu Nigam and I have a pleasant relationship.”
I know many of you are anxiously waiting for the release of our Rockstar’s second album ‘Aap Se Mausiiquii’. While you are all waiting (!) enjoy watching the latest interview from Himeshji given to IndusAge in Sydney:
I hope you will all enjoy this very informative interview!
We shall bring you details of ‘Aap Se Mausiiquii’ as soon as they release.
Himesh Reshammiya, regaled audiences with his chartbusters at the Safaigiri Awards 2016. Reshammiya, as described by the anchor, is not just a singer, actor or musical director but a rockstar who’s a natural on stage, bellowing off song after song while exuding confidence. Reshammiya elaborated on how reality shows have democratised the industry of music. “So many talented singers from the time of Kishore ji and Lata ji have not had the opportunity to be discovered simply because reality shows are a modern phenomenon,” he said.
While most people visit temples and other spiritual places to pray and derive creative strength,
Himesh Reshammiya thinks differently. While he’s spiritual and God-fearing, he believes that the most auspicious space for his creativity is his studio in Andheri, from where he started out.
He says, “I started my career in my recording studio. All the 650 films that I have done till now, including from the first to the last song, have been recorded here. This is my music room, my work place and means everything in the world to me.”
As much as he may wish well for his heroines, fact is that as an actor Himesh himself hasn’t been able to create a buzz. Tell him that and he counters by saying that the perception has changed after Anant Mahadevan’s thriller The Xpose. “The film did well because my films are made within budget and have a set recovery with the music,” he explains. He reveals that a sequel is in the pipeline. His next acting venture includes Vishal Mishra’s Heeriye.
If as an actor he’s trying new things, he admits that as a composer he doesn’t have the guts to experiment. He agrees he has to let go of his insecurity. He mentions he did experiment once with Banaras: A Mystic Love Story. Critics loved it. But that’s the only flop of his career. Ask him if that means he will only cater to the masses and he argues, “Main jahan rahoon isn’t massy. Aashiq Banaya Aapne won me the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer.” He reveals there is a lot of money riding on brand Himesh Reshammiya. He has composed for 120 films and has 650 songs to his credit and that he says is a huge benchmark to live up to.
After the fairly successful Xpose, Himesh Reshammiya is making yet another attempt at reigniting his acting career with Teraa Surroor 2.
You have gone shirtless in shots from your forthcoming film, Teraa Surroor 2. Did you work on your body?
My character Raghu is dark, edgy and intriguing. He indulges in action too, so I had to look lean and powerful. I put on muscle for Tera Suroor but I didn’t lose weight, I needed to have a more toned body. But now fitness has become a way of life with me. It is the most important thing in my life after music. I can work 18 hours a day because I am fit now.
You have assembled quite a cast for this film. What are your expectations from it?
I am very happy and positive about the film. Teraa Surroor has good music, visuals, and performances by seasoned actors like Naseerbhai, Shekar Kapoorji and Kabir Bediji. Farah Karimee is looking nice in the film.
For his last film, The Xposé, Himesh Reshammiya lost 20 kgs, but for his next he’s gaining muscle. He tells us that he sports six-pack abs in the film, but that he achieved it sans the use of steroids or other muscle-inducing supplements. Himesh tells us how… Continue Reading »
Himesh Reshammiya has donned many hats – music director, singer, actor, producer, writer and lyricist – with elan, but he reveals he enjoys composing music for films immensely as his fans motivate him to do so.
The versatile artiste is on a high right now as the sound track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) has been lapped up by music buffs and is topping the charts. In a candid chat, he tells us how composing for PRDP made him nostalgic, why he is indebted to Salman Khan and what makes his compositions popular among the masses. Excerpts…
How did you bag PRDP?
It happened thanks to Salman bhai. He recommended my name to Sooraj ji (writer-director Sooraj Barjatya). The movie had his style of music.