Interview : Shibani Kashyap




Known to set pulses racing with her mesmerizing voice, she touches a chord in your heart with her soulful compositions. We chat with up with the vivacious singer Shibani Kashyap on the key notes in her life, musical journey and more.

Which films are you working on at the moment?
Currently, I am working on a sound track for the film BLOOD MONEY TRAIL which is a Hollywood production. I am also working on the music of a film called MAIN OSAMA as well as couple of other untitled films, which are in the pipeline. I am eagerly awaiting the release of THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY, which has two songs that I have composed and sung as well. So as of now, I have my plate full and I am enjoying the experience!

Do we see you feature in front of the camera in any forthcoming film?
Yes, of course. I will feature in the music video of a song in the films THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY and MAIN OSAMA.

‘ I don’t think SLUMDOG was Rahman’s best work ever…’

On the television front, are you doing any shows?

I have been offered a few shows; however, until they are not on air, I cannot divulge any details.

We have not heard any solo songs from you for some time. Any particular reason?
Well, that is not true, since my last solo song called ”Alvida” released in February. It was a tribute to all the Mumbai terror attack victims. I sung another solo for the film MAHARATHI which released prior to that, where I featured in the music video along with Neha Dhupia and Paresh Rawal. And now, my next solo is in the upcoming film THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY which I am excited about.



So what do you feel has been the high point of your career so far?
With every achievement in my life, I felt that this would have to be the highest point. However, by God’s grace, I have been given so many such opportunities each time. I feel lucky and blessed, and look forward to these fulfilling experiences.

Talking about music, which Bollywood film music have you liked of late?
Well, if I had to choose, it would be the music of the films DEV D and of DELHI-6.

Who are your favorite music composers?
Oh, there are quite a few. I like the compositions of A. R. Rahman, OP Nayyar, Saleem and Suleman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sting, Quincy Jones and Steevie Wonder to name a few.

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Talking of A.R. Rahman, do you feel his music in SLUMDOG was his best ever?
Well, honestly, I don’t think it was his best work ever. It was definitely very appealing and appropriate for the film; however, his score for JODHAA AKBAR was absolutely outstanding.

Apart from music, what is your passion?
I am an avid reader and love cozying up with a book. I enjoy traveling, and shopping is always on my wish list!