Noted playback singer Ankit Tiwari says melody is his strength and a lot of hard work is required to croon melodious numbers.
"Melody is my strength and it requires a lot of hard work, proper training and guidance for singing such songs," the 27-year-old playback singer and music director told PTI prior to a live concert in the city late last night.
He said it took him six years to lend his voice to the melodious songs that are becoming popular these days.
"I hope the songs sung by me in 'pk' and other films will also be popular," said Tiwari, who enthralled the audience at a private educational institute here.
'pk' has seven songs composed by Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari, Ajay-Atul and Ram Sampath. Ankit has sung the 'Dil Darbadar' song which has become an instant hit.
"I have been doing different presentations. I am equally capable of doing club songs, slow rock songs and any other kind as well...you have to work as per the director's call," he said.
On his entry into the world of music, Ankit said, "My mother sings at 'jagrans'. She and my dad were part of a troupe called Raju Suman and Party and they used to perform at 'Mata ki Chowki' and I would accompany them as a child."
"I told my parents about my musical dreams. They let me try my luck. Over the years, I practised singing and started composing my own songs," he said.
"My brother Ankur has played an important role in shaping my career in singing and music," he said.
He also spoke about how he ended up composing and singing for 'Aashiqui 2', after presenting five demo songs before Mahesh Bhatt and Mohit Suri (film's director).
"I gave a live presentation on piano and the first song I made him (Mohit) hear was 'Sun Raha Hai Na'," he said.
He said his priorities now are - first music direction, second singing and lastly singing for other music directors.
To a query, he said, "I have not thought of pairing with somebody for music direction and will continue composing music by myself."