Paroma Dasgupta is a singer and a song writer who is known for her songs like 'Kaara Fankara ' , 'Coffee Peetey Peetey' from the movies Ok Jaanu and Gabbar is back. She has been an active voice in the Bollywood industry as well as sung for various ad jingles like Nestle, Kellogg’s, Docomo, Samsung and many more. Her first major Bollywood debut was with the 2008 movie 'Dil Kabaddi', although the singer believes that the track 'Dan Dan' from the movie Department was her big break. Since then there has been no looking back for her. Having been trained in classical has proved to be a blessing for Paroma as she beautifully juggles her talent between Bollywood and lending her voice in ad- films.
The singer is now set to release her new single which is specially dedicated to all the young students preparing for their exams. Paroma believes that songs can be very powerful in lifting one's spirit and raising hope. The exam-induced stress reflects a legitimate concern for students,their families and for everyone involved in education. At this nerve-wracking time, Paroma with her new single 'Mann ke' tries to convey that exams are just one part of the journey called life, it's not the end but a beginning.
Check out Paroma Dasgupta's exclusive interview with Huntsends.
- Describe your journey as a singer in three words or more if you'd like?
I’m loving it!
- What has been your inspiration?
- Which music video will always stay the closest to your heart?
Paradise by Coldplay and there was a song called ‘Koi Jaane Na ye ishq ke liye hai’ , I had a huge crush on that guy.
- Which budding YouTube artists have the best musical quality according to you?
- If you had to choose only one place to live for the rest of your life, which state/country would it be?
Maybe somewhere in Scotland.
- Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
I don’t know whether it’s going to be 5 or 15 years but I do want to write the stories that my fertile mind keeps imagining.
- Tell us more about 'Mann Ke'?
‘Mann ke Mankay’ is a collaboration between me and my friends Rajeev Bhalla and Vayu. It’s not like we had intended to change the world with it. It’s more of a fun collab between three very good friends. However I do wish to dedicate it to young people who are put under a lot of pressure regarding their education. I want to tell them that it’s perfectly okay to not score a 90% and instead score goals on the football field.
- What lessons has your work life taught you?
- When you meet God, what do you want to say to Him?
Firstly, congratulations, Sir for making this amazing universe. You are a genius. But now please do something to put some sense into your biggest mistake called man because he’s on the verge of destroying your greatest creation.
- A song that describes your current state of mind.
If I was you, I’d wanna be me too by Meghan Trainor.
- What do you have to say about the Music Reality Shows on TV? Do you follow any of these shows?
It just shows how talented we are as a country. Nothing in particular.
- Which Music Band you adore the most?
- What's exciting to you about the music industry?
The fact that anything can happen in any moment. The glorious uncertainties.
- How do you think the music industry can improve?
The people who are the decision makers can show more faith in the talented instead of always looking for a shortcut to success.
- Which music video still gives you goose bumps?
Thriller, Black or white, any of Michael Jackson’s songs.
- Who is your guru?
My mother and Shulam Niyaz Khan.
- An artist with whom you would love to jam any day anytime other?
Ghulam Ali Khan Sahab, the ghazal singer.
- What makes your day?
Waking up to the wet nose and gleaming eyes of my lucky Singh.
- High point of your life?
Moving to Mumbai.
- The last line of your autobiography would read…
Khush raho ee watan…hum toh safar karte hain.
- Any special message for your fans?
You have a special place in my heart.