Guru Randhawa on life after gaining fame: I try to keep it as simple as possible
With Guru Randhawa scoring it on the Billboard, mid-day online got in touch with the singer, wherein he speaks about the feeling on achieving big, life's uncertainty and how he had limited expectations from the song 'Suit Suit'
Guru Randhawa's journey from a small village to achieving far-fetched dreams and making it huge on Billboard is an inspiration for the passionate ones. With his song 'Lahore' earning spot 21 on the top 25 list on YouTube, mid-day online speaks to the independent singer, wherein Guru talks about the feeling on achieving big, life's uncertainty and how he had limited expectations from the song 'Suit Suit', which is now a big party rage. Also, his single, 'High Rated Gabru' will be featured in 'Nawabzaade' starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.
How does it feel being on the Billboard?
It was my dream to feature on Billboard with my independent music. And today that day is here and it gives me immense happiness. My entire team and fans who loved Lahore are feeling very proud about our entry into Billboard world charts. I'm living the dream right now.
What was the first thought that crossed your mind after processing this achievement?
My first thought was - 'We have done it'.
When you first shot the song 'Tenu Suit Suit Karda', did you realize that this song will turn into a sensation?
No, not really. In fact, when I wrote Suit Suit I was very uncertain if the song would work. Some songs I know beforehand that it will work, Suit Suit was one song I was unsure off and it did so well.
Has life changed after all the fame and love that you've received from fans?
Yes, it has. But I try to keep it as simple as possible. My journey from a village to big cities is such a blessing. I still remember we never knew that Mercedes, BMW are car brands too. We in our village only knew about Maruti, Tata Sumo but Mercedes seems nice when you earn it.
Was Bollywood always on your mind?
In my childhood, the only source of entertainment was Television and Radio. It was always my wish to feature on TV. Then music happened and my independent songs got selected for Bollywood movies. I couldn't have asked for more.
Where do you drive your inspiration from?
My family has been my biggest inspiration. My parents especially, have literally supported me throughout. Even initially, when things had not materialized, my parents never pressurized me and instead gave me the required time. It has been all because of God and I am very thankful for everything that I have.
If not a musician what would you be doing?
Punjabi music has always been a rage within the industry and to a certain extent, they connect with the listener's soul. How do you create that magic?
I compose music taking inspiration from everyday life so that people of all walks of life can easily connect with the song. I try to keep my songs very easy with lyrics and catchy/young composition.
So, what's next? What are the upcoming projects in Bollywood?
My single 'High Rated Gabru' will be soon featuring in 'Nawabzaade' movie picturised on Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Also, I am currently working on few more singles and movie songs, which should be out soon.