The following interview has been done exclusively with huntsends.com.
1. "The band is amongst India's top 10 independent YouTube channels, India's biggest music artist on the digital platform and the fastest growing YouTube channel in the country.” Sanam, how you do feel when you read this?
I feel we are very fortunate to have everyone's support since the very beginning. Extremely grateful for the love that we've received. We know that we have a long way to go and wanna give our all at all times. This is just the beginning and we can't wait to share more music with everyone.
2. Which music video will always stay the closest to your heart?
Lag Jaa Gale and Gulabi Aankhein. Lag Jaa Gale for the emotion I felt while shooting and Gulabi Aankhein because of how much fun we had while shooting it.
3. Have you been singing Lag Jaa Gale to someone special for some time now?
Not anyone special but I feel the song and the emotion strongly every time I sing it.
4. Have you been offered any modelling contracts?
Yes I have been but every time something came up we were either traveling or shooting.
5. What do you have to say about the Music Reality Shows on TV? Do you follow any of these shows?
I don't follow any of the TV shows at all. But they can be a good platform for people to show their talent.
6. What has been the hardest obstacle in this journey of making SANAM touch millions of hearts?
Hardest has been to balance things out when it comes to work and spending time with my family and with myself. Hardly get to do that. Otherwise I try my best to live in the present and enjoy each moment as much as possible.
7. Which Music Band you adore the most other than SANAM?
I hardly listen to bands and singers so I don't have a favourite. But when I do listen then it's mostly instrumental music like harp, western classical, etc. Mainly slow peaceful emotional music.
8. What was the last gift you gave someone?
A friend of mine loves tea so I gifted many types of white tea.
9. What's exciting to you about the music industry?
Unpredictability. Anything can happen anytime and there is no formula or a definite answer to anything.
10. How do you think the music industry can improve?
There are many composers and singers who are extraordinary. Giving everybody a chance might make a big difference and we might find our own unique sound. So a good balance between art and business can help.
I feel we are too scared to try something new. And a lot of us aren't confident about putting out our sound thinking people may not like it. So the fear stops us from growing.
That's because we've been fed with the fact that everything must sell. And that makes us want to do something that's already working and then the songs end up sounding like every other song.