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Interview of Shefali Alvares

1. You made your debut in a Telugu movie, “Saleem Kuch Luv Jaisa” with the song, “Oh! Mama Miya”! How was your journey from Telugu Industry to Bollywood?

A: Well, in Telugu it’s just like I did two songs or so. I was trying a different thing at the beginning since I’m based on Jazz and Rock so, it was fun working in the Telugu Industry. Then suddenly, from there I got a switch to Bollywood. (Laughs) You know, it’s a good switch.

2. What are your expectations for “Mohabbat Buri Bimari” and “Beech Beech Mein”?

A: I’m really such a person with no expectations at all. I just hope that everything goes well and the songs go popular. I’m happy that my music is out now.

3. Which genre of singing are you comfortable in?

A: Um, actually, all genres. Over the years, Bollywood has changed a lot so, there’s much western influences right now.

4. As we all know, you come from a musical family background so, did you choose music just to follow the tradition or you were blessed with it in your gene?

A: I didn’t follow it as a tradition. I always wanted to sing. I started singing at the age of three and I didn’t have interest on any other thing rather than music.

5. I heard that writing is one of your hobbies so, do you wish to sing any song in future by giving it your very own lyrics?

A: I write and I paint also. I paint more than I write (laughs).

Shefali Alvares
Shefali Alvares

6. With whom would you like to work in future?

A: I want to work with A.R.Rahman, that’s my dream. I hope that I get the opportunity to work with him. And yeah, Shankar Ehsaan Loy as well.

7. Who inspires you the most?

A: Sunidhi Chauhan. She’s a versatile singer. And Arijit Singh too.

8. How would you define playback singing by lip syncing onscreen these days?

A: It’s a lot of fun to work in studio for playback singing. Lip syncing used to be harder but now-a-days, it’s changing.

9. According to you, who lips you perfectly or whom do you want to playback for?

A: None other than Katrina Kaif, she’s really hot (laughs). But I think any actress, preferably, Katrina.

10. In recent days, there’s a lot of improvising going on with the old songs. What’s your opinion regarding this?

A: I think it’s really cool to redo the old songs in a new way. The melodies were so good before and to create something new out of it with the modern minds, is really interesting. I like this trend, actually.

11. What’s your say regarding the reality music talent hunts? Are those really fruitful or these are just carried out for entertainment based on the TRPs?

A: Well for me, I’ve never believed in these, honestly. I don’t believe in reality shows at all. I just feel that if you are blessed with the talent and work hard enough then it takes you where you wanna go, eventually.

Shefali Alvares
Shefali Alvares

12. If you are given a chance to modify the Bollywood Music Industry, what are the plans you have in your mind?

A: Right now, it’s ever-changing so, I don’t think I need to make any changes in that. It has already changed so much for the last forty years, it goes through several phrases; retro comes back, it’s constantly changing. I like it as it is.

13. Do you feel your marriage has affected the stardom in any way?

A: No, not at all. In fact, it has rooted me more. I still do that work which I used to do before my marriage so, it’s not a big deal for me in any way. I just took a half and a year’s ‘chhuti’ for my baby but still I’m doing whatever I want. My husband is very supportive and in fact my daughter, as well.

14. Would you mind to share about your upcoming plans?

A: I’ve a lot of shows, films in the coming season. So, let’s see.

15. What message do you have for your fans?

A: Be happy and smile. Keep listening to music. Music is magic.

16. Few lines for LaughaLaughi.

A: Really good job. A nice interview. It was fun speaking to you. Love Ya! Thank You.

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