Nephew of legendary Bollywood singers Lata Mangeskar and Asha Bhonsle, Baiju Mangeshkar, says he wants his talent to speak rather than his lineage.
"It is tough to be in the Bollywood music business but I want to find my voice using my merit rather than the family name," the talented singer told in a media interview.
Mangeshkar's first solo album Without You was released recently and speaking on the occasion when asked about the Bollywood dream, he said, "I am more interested in exploring the independent music scene rather than film playback for a career."
"I am too introverted to push myself aggressively for opportunities in the Hindi film music industry," he added.
Adding further he said, "The music business has changed, from the days when my father and aunties were working."
"I always wanted to find my own voice as an artist rather than go by my family name. I did sing for a Bollywood film but it did not release," Mangeshkar said.
He further informed that the Bollywood film for which he sang did not materialise and since then he has lent his voice in Marathi film music.
"Well, I did start my career as a playback singer," he added.
Baiju Mangeshkar is the son of Padma Shri Hridaynath Mangeshkar- who has composed music for movies like Lekin and Maya Memsaab.
Baiju Mangeshkar, speaking further about the music, said that he does not differentiate between film and non-film music.
" In our household, music is a sacred thing. There is no distinction of genres," he said.
"Things have changed these days. Today, one song is sung by five different singers and the final decision on whose voice will be retained is taken by people who are not necessarily musically educated," he said.
"Earlier, the final call was taken by the music director. These days, at times it is the producer, the film director, the actor- the list goes on," he further added in his interview with IANS.
He further informed that he too had recorded two songs, which were kept out from the final album.
If someone has really talented then he/she can never be stopped and we hope someday, Baiju Mangeshkar will also carve a niche for himself in the Indian music industry.
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