Lucky Ali considers himself 'besura'

Singer says he isn’t the best out there

Entertainment Desk August 19, 2022
SOULFUL: Ali, who was always known for his unique rhythms, has managed to leave a mark in Bollywood as well as the Indian pop music scene.

In 2020 amid a pandemic, while the world was trying to seek comfort in just about anything, Indian singer Lucky Ali released an acoustic version of his hit song, O Sanam. The crooner went on to make several headlines, bringing back the nostalgia with the famous track. The 90s kid in us was giddy with glee as we played the song on loop and Ali reminded us once again why he will always be the undisputed king of the Indian music scene.

However, in a recent interaction with fans, the Ek Pal Ka Jeena hitmaker has revealed he had always thought of himself as who wasn't the best of the singers. "I feel I am a 'besura'. I have not learned music, but I trust the process and put my heart into whatever I do. We don’t do riyaaz as well; we just say a dua before our performance at every concert and leave the rest to God. We want people to enjoy our music," The Indian Express quoted the singer.


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Ali, who was always known for his soulful, feet-tapping, and unique rhythms, has managed to leave a mark in Bollywood as well as the Indian pop music scene. When asked how he differs his creation from mainstream Bollywood music, he said, “Everything is in the seven notes of Sargam, but I am on a constant search and want to attain the eighth note, which is a note of silence, ‘Moksh.’ I want to reach there as an artist.” When asked if he felt his music is like wine, he expressed, “I don’t like wine, but I feel my music is more like a pickle. It resembles our culture and always gets better with time.”

Ali also revealed the fun parts of creating projects. “I find the process of recording a song much more enjoyable than shooting for it. One can make as many mistakes as possible and correct them while recording since nobody is watching you. But in the case of shooting, the tight schedules and the need for cinematic perfection is something that brings a lot of pressure," he commented.

Reminiscing about his early days, he mentioned how he ran a carpet cleaning business as he did not want to act in films. “My father wanted me to act, but the times had changed drastically. I enjoyed being among musicians way more; it has always been fun with them.” He also explained how he spent a lot of time looking at legendary musicians to learn from them. Ali further discussed how difficult it is to play somebody else’s tune, “If you like a tune, it would be very difficult for you to recreate it with the same chords. Likewise, my music is very easy to sing but very difficult to play.”

During the session, the singer also inspired the young audience with learnings from his life. He advised and emphasised the importance of reading holy books to gain stability in life and not fear failures, as one cannot always be successful.

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