“There are so many things I want to do besides playback singing” – Arijit Singh

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Singh became more well-known with the release of “Tum Hi Ho” from Aashiqui 2. He was given the Best Male Playback Singer award for the song, in 59th Filmfare Awards. He collaborated with Jeet Gannguli for whom he performed the rest of his tracks in Aashiqui 2 and for CityLights, where he rendered the romantic version of the song “Muskurane”.

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Arijit has always been careful about the songs he sings. He is now even more cautious. Apparently he insists on the lyricist’s presence during every recording.

“I have so many things that I want to do. I am directing a documentary on my guru Rajendra Prasad Hazari. I want to devote more time to doing riyaaz .I want to spend more time with my family. Eventually I want to direct a feature film as well,” says Arijit Singh

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Arijit, “Yes, I do insist on the lyricist being present. Only the poet knows the true relevance of his words and how to express the feelings behind the words. So yes, normally I like to have the lyricist with me during recording. This is not always possible. But I still try to have him around.”

When we asked him about his singers whome can shoots arijit “There are so many who are vastly talented. But I really like Papon and Benny Dayal’s voices and singing style. There’s no dearth of talent in the music industry. We just need to dig deep enough into the repertoire to pull them out.”

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