Ace comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, who is all set for his upcoming Firangi, loves to sing and he wishes to work with music maestro AR Rahman in the near future. In his show, The Kapil Sharma Show, he has many times put his singing prowess to display. He also revealed that before starting off as a comedian, he wanted to become a singer. Now, after gaining popularity and a steady fan following, he wants to pursue singing more seriously.
While speaking to IANS, the Firangi actor said, “I love singing. In fact, I sang as a playback singer in 'Love Punjab'. As I am a huge Rahman fan, and dreamed to work with him when sir came on my show I sang a song in front of him.”
"He asked me if I am interested in singing. He said he liked my singing and some day, he will make me sing."
The comedian, who hails from Amritsar, has grown up listening to Punjabi songs.
"I love Punjabi folk songs. That is a treasure which should be explored more. I know that Punjabi songs are very popular worldwide but the folk genre is still unexplored, especially the kind of songs I have grown up with."
Kapil has no formal training in singing but has grown up listening to tracks by a range of artistes like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Wadali Brothers and Gurdas Maan. He said that helped him to develop an ear for good music.
Firangi is Kapil Sharma’s upcoming film which is filmed against the backdrop of the partition of India. It is helmed by Rajiev Dhingra and stars Ishita Dutt in the lead role. Firangi is scheduled to release on December 1.
(With IANS Inputs)