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I’m glad I did not play safe, says Sunidhi Chauhan

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Feb 27, 2018, 12:49 am IST
Updated : Feb 27, 2018, 12:50 am IST

Meanwhile, Sunidhi Chauhan is also disappointed at the fading away of indie music.

Call it item  songs or whatever else, I am what I am because of these songs — Sunidhi  Chauhan
 Call it item songs or whatever else, I am what I am because of these songs — Sunidhi Chauhan

A versatile singer to the hilt, Sunidhi Chauhan has come a long way. She was noticed at a young age and has enjoyed her stardom in Hindi cinema. However, despite being quite the workaholic, Sunidhi is slowing down a little, to enjoy motherhood. 

“It’s too soon to say how motherhood is treating me,” she smiles. “It’s just the beginning and we’re trying to identify each other. I feel like I’m on another planet right now. It’s a beautiful feeling that I cannot explain.”

However, Sunidhi can’t completely let go, and is already considering offers. “I plan to go slow for about six months. But work has begun and I could not resist. I will let my baby understand the kind of mother he has. He has to get used to the fact that he will have to travel a lot, and listen to songs…he will get used to it,” she smiles. 

Sunidhi and Hitesh Sonik’s son was born on New Year’s day this year in Mumbai. The singer worked throughout her pregnancy and even turned judge for Amazon Prime’s music competition show, The Remix. And Sunidhi is all for going the digital way.

“I’m looking at digital platforms as a mode of great exposure. The youth will connect with it even more,” she says, adding that she’s still a little on the fence about remixes. “I believe in original music, but if a remix is tastefully done, the song sounds good.”

Early on in her career, Sunidhi had been typecast for singing “item numbers” and hit songs like Sheila Ki Jawaani, Beedi Jalaile and Dhoom Machale, but she doesn’t care much for what people have to say. “Call it item songs or whatever else, I am what I am because of these songs,” she shoots back. “However, over the years, things have changed for me. I have sung all kinds of songs. I am glad I didn’t play it safe. I sang a lot of risky songs, and I’m very proud of that. I won’t complain. I’ve got more than I’ve asked for.”

Meanwhile, Sunidhi is also disappointed at the fading away of indie music. “That’s the sad part — independent space has faded. We had the pop culture, Alisha Chinoy and many others too. The independent space should return, because we have an audience for it,” the 34-year-old says. “Only people like us can get it back. I, for one, will work on it for sure.”

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