Polishing musical skills
Singer Shalmali Kholgade is the flavour of the season with a number of hits in her kitty.
Here’s what she has to tell CS in a short interview:
Strengthening my classical base Being in the Bollywood playback industry now, I feel the need to improve my Hindustani classical base everyday. It is not my strong point. I haven’t been practicing enough, but I do plan to. I also want to improve my vocal range. It’s important for a singer to be able to sing a variety of songs.
My freedom to choose
I was always given the freedom to choose. I am so grateful to my parents to have given me an open field with a lot of variety to pick from. I didn’t get into classical music because it didn’t interest me much. My love for Popular English music was always greater right from the start.
My parents, aunts, older cousins have sung a lot of Marathi songs from their times around me. So I know those songs. But the present day Marathi songs are the ones I am not tuned in to. I haven’t watched a lot of Marathi films in my life. I don’t really know why (smiles). I do want to listen to more Marathi music now though.