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Akriti: I didn't want girls in skimpy outfits

May 24, 2010 03:13:18 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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She is the voice behind popular tracks such as 'Marjaani' (BILLU), 'Mohabbat Aapse' (AA DEKHEN ZARA), 'Thaa Kar Ke' (GOLMAAL RETURNS) and 'Move Your Body' (KISMAT KONNECTION) amongst a couple of dozen other songs that have made their presence felt in last half a decade. Now Akriti Kakar, all of 23 years of age, has embarked on a new journey by coming up with her debut solo non-film album 'Akriti'.

"I wanted to cut an album for a long time but waited since I believed that after doing some playback singing I would be respected a little more", says the girl with the sweet voice, "People could be expected to take me seriously since I wasn't being one of the newbie girls who was trying to make it instantly big by coming up with a fast-food album. We have seen instances where there is just one catchy number in an album that is complimented by an eye catchy music video with girls roaming around in skimpy outfits. I was sure I didn't want to follow that route."

Now that her album is on stands, Akriti is quite curious to check out audience feedback. "I love connecting with my audience and over the period of time, I have realized that they expect me to do good work each time around. I keep taking a lot of public opinion. Closer home, it's my 14 year old sister who is ruthless in her assessment because she is into classical music training as well. As for me, then well, I am one of my worst critics ever", smiles Akriti before signing off.


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