Known for crooning hip swaying tracks such as ‘Chogada’, ‘Kamariya’ and ‘Vilayati Sharaab’, singer Darshan Raval is happy to see Bollywood stars featuring in music videos and calls it “amazing”.
A motley of film stars including Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kushal, Nawazuddin Siddqui, Nora Fatehi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Emraan Hashmi and Allu Sirish, besides top TV stars including Sidharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill, Himanshi Khurana and Asim Riaz, have lately featured in independent music videos.
Raval told IANS: “It’s amazing. My personal opinion is I would love to see the actors I like in the movies and in the difficult times theatres are not open and you can’t see your favourite stars. It is great to see them in a song performing and connecting with their fans through audio visual connect.”
Talking about independent music gaining the spotlight in 2020, the ‘Is Qadar’ hitmaker is happy.
“I think it is very important because independent music happens. The newer generation will hear that music and they would want to make music on their own and that is how I think any field grows and we would get more artists,” said Raval who was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The 26-year-old singer added: “Making their own music, doing whatever they like they would have creative freedom. It is very important. I am happy that independent music is growing.”
Raval features in MTV’s 10-episode musical show titled ‘Unacademy Unwind’.
Going by the title, how does Raval “unwind” when not working?
He said: “I usually spend time with my family, travel and mostly on a strict diet so I eat a lot of sweets and chocolates to unwind.”