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Mohammad Irfan: I didn't feel bad that Mithoon didn't select me for 'Tum Hi Ho'



October 3, 2015 1:58:03 PM IST
By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
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If you can't get enough of songs like Phir Mohobat Karne Chala Hai' (MURDER 2), ‘Tu Hi Tu' (OH MY GOD), ‘Baarish' (YAARIYAN), ‘Dard Dilo Ka' (THE XPOSE), ‘Muskurane (unplugged version)' (CITYLIGHTS), ‘Tu Hi Tu' (KICK), ‘Gayee Jha' (BROTHERS), then the credit for it goes to the young and talented singer Mohammed Irfan.

MOHAMMAD IRFAN
MOHAMMAD IRFAN

Having embarked his Bollywood career from RAAVAN from the song ‘Behne De', Mohammed has had an amazing journey so far crooning some lovely songs. “The journey has been exciting. I really feel blessed and God has been kind to me. After enough hard work and lot of struggle, finally everything is paid off,” Mohammed Irfan says.

Though he has won honour at a reality show and has also been part of many of these singing shows, he never chose this profession for the sake of stardom (where many singers get easily attracted towards it). Irfan says, “I love singing right from childhood. Ever since I was a kid, I loved the concept of playback singing. I never took it up for stardom. Whenever I hear good music, it gives me happiness and peace.”

However, Irfan's family was not so keen about his choice. “Initially, my family was not happy with my inclination towards singing. Since I belong to Hyderabad and in Hyderabad there is tradition that every second house you will find an engineer or a doctor. I also did my engineering but I wasn't that happy. They (my family) wanted me to take up a job and do further studies. But it took some 3-4 years to make them believe and have faith in my choice. Now they are also happy,” says the singer.

While he has worked with a number of good music composers, Mohammed shares a special bond with Mithoon, who gave him the first break in the film LAMHAA and then followed it with hit albums like MURDER 2, YAARIYAN, EK VILLAIN. When we tried to term Mithoon as his ‘Godfather', he begged to differ and rather called him his mentor. “Mithoon has been one man, who always stood by me and supported me on every occasion. He gave me the first break in the film LAMHAA. It has been great working with him. I share a great bond with him. I even confide to him many things and share my personal life. Mithoon and I talk everything under the sun. I won't call him my ‘Godfather'. But he is my mentor.” 
         
However, on a parting note probe him if he felt bad when Mithoon didn't select him for his most successful project AASHIQUI 2 (despite sharing such great camaraderie) and the true-blue pal Mohammed says, “Not at all. There was nothing to feel bad about. He gave me the first song in LAMHAA. Then, my song in MURDER 2 was also a chartbuster. Though I could have sung it, ‘Tum Hi Ho' was meant for Arijit Singh only. Similarly, ‘Banjara' song from EK VILLAIN, that I have sung, was meant for me. So every song has its own destiny.”  

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