Singer Sunidhi Chauhan has lost oodles of weight lately and believes that her body transformation will help her to "connect with her viewers in a better way".
The versatile singer will soon be seen in her new avatar in forthcoming singing based reality show The Voice India in which she will appear as a singing coach alongside Mika Singh, Shaan and Himesh Reshammiya. The reality show is the Indian edition of internationally acclaimed show The Voice and is due to air on Indian channels from June 6.
In an IANS interview, Sunidhi talked about what motivated her to lose weight. "By losing weight, I’ve not done anything big. I was planning to lose a lot of weight as I did not like it. I just wanted to be more fit and healthy. I like glamorous outfits, so it was uncomfortable wearing them with too much weight."
She added, "Looking good only makes you feel good and with that you get to perform better. Though it’s not that I felt bad when I was bulky... I just feel more light and comfortable now. With this avatar, I’m able to connect with viewers in a better way."
Sunidhi clarified that the weight loss was not because she was due to appear in a film role, “Losing weight was not intentional. Neither was it for The Voice India. It’s just that one day I decided that I need to go to gym and eat a healthy diet. So, I just followed it and within one year, I managed to shed a lot of weight."
Talking about the kind of roles that she would like to do, the singer said, "As far as acting is concerned, I was offered few roles, but I was not ready at that time. Also, I was asked to portray the life of a singer on screen, but I never wanted to do such type of roles because I’m already a singer. I have the acting bug in my genes because of my father. I want to do roles of normal people.”
She also shared her views on shows such as Indian Idol and The Voice India which unearth new singing talent. "Competition in the industry allows singers to improve their talent and skills. Competition has always been a part of the industry. I love facing it. People look out for new tunes every day. I’m happy that I am a part of this constantly changing trend in Bollywood."