Sprightly and talented actor Alia Bhatt, who sung the unplugged version of Main Tainu Samjhawan Ki by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghosha, not only wants to pursue singing in films, but also dreams of making her own album one day. The song was originally sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
With Highway’s Sooha Saaha, Alia Bhatt proved that she could sing and now, the self-confessed bathroom singer is bent on showing that she also has range, as she crooned the unplugged version of Main Tainu Samjhawan Ki for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Her dad Mahesh Bhatt, who was also present in the audience praised her talent and he hopes she never attends any formal training. “Her unique point is being untrained. I fear people misleading her and sending her to a training school. She is a raw and wild diamond – a wild flower, which is beautiful in this way only and it should remain this way,” he said.
“If I get an opportunity, I would love to sing. I really enjoy singing. I would like to take singing forward. I wouldn’t want to restrict myself to singing for films alone. I want to cut an album of my own one day,” said Alia.
For Alia, actor Priyanka Chopra is an inspiration and she feels confident that even she can launch an international album one day.
Priyanka turned singer in 2012 and has released three international singles since then. Her album is expected to be out soon.
“I think the one person who has done our country and the industry proud is Priyanka Chopra. She has cut an international album. She is an inspiration for me and makes me believe that I can also do something in that space,” said the 21-year-old in an interview.
For Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Alia has teamed up with Varun Dhawan and their second film together hits theatres on July 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2014.