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NANDINI DEB Tell us about your journey in the music space Journey of Music has not only developed me musically but has also helped me to grow as a person. It has been hard but enjoyable as the old saying goes no pain no gain. Look forward for more. I came to Mumbai to study music and did not feel like going back as I saw a lot of scope to do music here. Back in Kolkata I used to do small stage shows and at even small birthday parties but it was still fun. I shared my first stage with Sukhvinder Singh and got to know how big it can get. And the journey began. You have shared stage with leading artists in the country. Which has been your best performance so far and why? Yes I did. And I am blessed to share stage with all leading singers of our country like Sonu Nigam, Shaan Babul Supriyo, Udit Narayan, Kunal Ganjawala, Sukhvinder Singh, Benny Dayal and many more. The best wo uld be the first stage that I shared and it was none other than one of my favorite Sukhvinder Singh at Dahi Handi Utsav Bhandup. I could never imagine till the time I got into the stage for the first time, I faced around 3 to 4 thousand people. I won't forget that high! What a feeling it was. And yes I felt I am going to be on stage for the rest of my life. It was one hell of experience Tell us about your independent music Right now the platform of independent music is growing and it is the correct time for singers to create magic here. I am in the process to do some. Are you excited about your Bollywood debut? What can we expect from the music? Super excited to crack in to Bollywood. It's like a dream come true for all the aspiring singers to do a playback. It's like a sense of ownership. Right now I am totally enjoying .looking forward to get more in my kitty. This is proper dance music. It's a treat for those who love dance track, it should def be in all the clubs soon. Brief us about your work with the Malaysian government with Sonu Nigam He is God for me, when music is concerned. Anything with him is just an absolute blessing! Tell us about your upcoming projects after Munna Michael Currently, I am working on a music video cover which is a tribute to my favorite AR Rahman sir. It's a mashup of three of my favorite numbers. This will be very different from what is happening in the market now. Are there any independent releases on the cards? Yes I am also working on an independent music. Very modern and pop What are the challenges you faced while you entered the B-town scene? The biggest challenge that you face is yourself in Mumbai. This place has so many odds to do. So all I did was kept the focus right and be patient .Definitely without my parents support, I wouldn't have reached wherever I am. The biggest challenge everyone faces here is the monitory support and that is something which we all need to sort out to walk in this journey. I keep pushing and trying myself every morning I wake up. Right attitude gets all that you want from this city. If there are few composers you would like to sing for, whom would they be and why? Yes there are so many! If I have to pick a few it would be AR Rahman, Pritam, Sachin-Jigar and Salim Sulaiman. They are all maestros and so different from one another. Hope to work with them soon Genres you would like to sing in Nothing in particular. I would love to explore whatever comes my way now. I guess now music will choose me, not me. So I'll pray that happens right. The Score Magazine highonscore.com 31