Today, we will be meeting a person par excellence PlaybackSinger Hamsika Iyer. A good friend of mine since we met in the year 2009, Hamsika is a very humorous person and made me laugh throughout the interview until my stomach ached. 🙂 I asked her a couple of questions other than those in the video interview.
Hamsika’s Musical Journey
She says, “Extremely interesting. It was all hard work and meeting exciting people. Every day is a learning experience, Gayatri and I have always kept an open mind. Being ready to learn and unlearn new things, is the right attitude. Music is amazing. Anyone, who has fine arts talent, is blessed.”
Bollywood and Singer Hamsika Iyer
Asked if she could share a list of her favorite 9 songs, she replied, “My all time favorite singer is Kishore Kumar. I like all of his songs. I am a big fan of Kishore Kumar. Bhali bhalisi ik surat… Buddha Mil Gaya (1971). Aise na mujhe tum dekho… Darling Darling (1977). Geeta Dutt’s Meri Jaan mujhe jaan na kaho Meri Jaan… Anubhav (1971). I love Reshma’s songs. The song Lambi judai char dinonda pyar ho Rabba… Hero (1983). What power! What voice!
She adds, “M S Subbalakshmi’s Kausalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravartate… Michael Jackson’s Black or white… Asha Bhonsle’s O Meri Jaan maine kaha… The Train (1970). Lata Mangeshkar’s Baiyan na dharo… Dastak (1970). My own that I recently released and the music composed by Kaushal Inamdar – Bheege bheege lamhonki bheege bheege wade…
She continues, “I love Nenjukkule… beautifully sung by Shakti. I love A R Rahman’s voice also. I hope to sing a duet with him some day. I love Vishal Dadlani’s Aaja aaja dil nichoden… Kaminey (2009). I like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s Tere naina… My Name is Khan (2010). Very beautiful song. Unfortunately, it didn’t get too popular. Amit Trivedi’s Dil ka taar bole ik tara ik tara… Wake Up Sid! (2009).”