She told CS, “Before moving to Mumbai 12 years ago to pursue my dream, I was based in Gwalior. 

Having not received a formal training in music, I relied a lot on audio cassettes.

I used to listen to singers like Shamshaad Begum, Lataji and Ashaji. Even today, I spend hours singing their songs but I still manage to reach only 90 per cent of what they could with their voice.

The inbuilt emotion they brought to a song was incredible.” Well, practice makes perfect Mamta!