Dhvani Bhanushali is one of the most talented singer of the Bollywood industry. She has always impressed fans with her magical voice. Now she has once again amazed us with her recent track Jeetenge Hum.
While in conversation with UrbanAsian host Manisha Karki, Dhvani Bhanushali opens up about how she is spending her days, about her track Jeetenge Hum, her experience working with Lijo George and DJ Chetas and more.
– How are you spending your quarantine days?
I am learning more music and trying to get better at singing. I am also focusing on music theory, I never really learnt that before so I am getting myself trained.
– Once this lockdown gets over, what is that one thing you want to do first?
Once this lockdown gets over, I’m going to the parlour first. After that I’ll meet my friends and start my regular life. I can’t wait to work on creating more songs and shooting their videos.
– Your latest song, Jeetenge Hum, inspires us and is getting a great response. How is the feeling after receiving so much love from your fans?
My fans always support me in everything I do, I’m so grateful to have such loyal and encouraging fans who always love everything I put out. My fans are a driving force in my career and I always push myself to try new things because they deserve the best from me. The fans have made me who I am today, they’re the reason I’m performing at sold out venues, the reason my music videos are huge hits, and why my songs top the charts. I could not be more grateful to them and the love they always shower upon me.
– During this time alot of songs are being made and released about fighing the pandemic and staying positive – do you feel they are helping the public?
Music is a magic pill right now, not just right now but otherwise too. You listen to music according to your mood, right? So it cures all problems, lockdown or no lockdown. Right now with people at home, it is certainly uplifting them. This is a difficult time for us all and Jeetenge Hum is our humble effort of spreading positivity and encouraging people to stay strong during a world crisis. I’m honoured to partner with Bhushanji and T-Series on this and we hope it drives the message of love straight into the listeners’ hearts.
– How did the idea of the track come out and how was it shot? Tell us something about it?
Jeetenge Hum is a song that lifts our spirits up a little during these tough times. We’ve all been at home for so long and some people are having a tough time staying home. The video shows the whole beauty of our country and says that you can savour it, but for now stay at home. If you don’t stay home, we can’t win. It also talks about our heroes; the doctors, the heroes, the police, the government, everyone that is helping us through this. This song is just a thank you to them.
We shot the video at home, with my dad as the cameraman and we had a lot of fun. We shot for 10 hours straight, in our house and on the terrace. Trigger Happy was directing us as to how to take the shots and then they added stock shots of our country and I think it looks amazing. I didn’t think it would turn out this well, it looks very grand. When I first saw the video, I loved it and I think our audiences will love it too. Our country is so beautiful and that makes me really happy and I felt this was a good song for the upliftment of our spirits at this time.
– How was it working with Lijo George and DJ Chetas?
It all began with Manoj Muntashir penning the lyrics. Then, Lijo George and DJ Chetas composed the song and I dubbed it at home. I have set up a basic studio at home with a microphone, laptop, sound card, speakers and headphones. Once the song was ready, the video was conceptualised. The whole exercise took just seven days and it was a great experience for me.
– How is it working with such a huge label?
T-Series is India’s biggest music label and having their support behind me is an amazing feeling. They’ve guided me and worked with me every step of my career and I wouldn’t be here today without them backing me. They gave me some of the biggest hits of my career and I could not be more grateful to them. They take all my ideas and make them to an even grander scale than I could imagine. I’m so grateful that they believe in me enough to back anything I do.
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a singer in today’s time?
I feel like there are only advantages to being a singer in today’s time. Connecting to other musicians is easier, even in this lockdown you can make a song. Even your reach is good, because we have social media. I think, it’s pretty good to be a singer in today’s time.
– A message you will like to give your fans on staying safe and positive during these trying times.
Everyone is having a tough time currently, we’re all struggling with different things and I know it’s hard, but we shouldn’t get disheartened. We should think positively and not let it get us down. All our nation is asking is for us to stay home while the people on the front lines fight the crisis, so we can do that much for them. Together we will get through this and I believe that as a nation if we’re staying strong and united, there’s nothing we can’t overcome.
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