Singer Divya Kumar, who shot to fame with peppy Punjabi song ‘Hawan Karenge’ from Farhan Akhtar’s National Award winning film BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, talks about working with Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi, Sachin-Jigar among others, hoping to work with music maestro A.R. Rahman and chasing his biggest dream Shahrukh Khan!
Ask Divya how has the last year been with four back to back hits in the form of ‘Shubhaarambh’ (KAI PO CHE!), ‘Chanchal Mann Ati Random’ (SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE), ‘Allah Meherbaan’ (GHANCHAKKAR), ‘Hawan Karenge’ (BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG) and he reveals, ”It felt amazing. I feel blessed to have got this opportunity and I am glad that all the songs have been received well.”
With these four songs, Divya also got the opportunity to work with music composers like Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi, Sachin-Jigar among others. Quiz him about his experience and he adds, ”Working with all of them was a great opportunity. I had made a priority list to work with certain people. And all these great people were there in it. So when I got a call for ISHAQZAADE, I was on the top of this world. Honestly, I have been thrilled to work with all of them. I feel good around SEL, in case of Amit Trivedi – I’m his huge fan whereas Sachin-Jigar are very cool.”
Not only music composers, but Kumar also got to work with big production houses like Dharma Productions, Yash Raj Films and others. ”YRF, Dharma, Excel Entertainment are all such iconic in Bollywood. It is a humbling experience to work with them,” admits Divya.
So now that he has worked with these big names, ask him if there is any composer he is keen to work with and pat comes the reply, ”A.R. Rahman sir. I will give my 200% if I get an opportunity to work with him.”
Probe him for which actor is he desperate to lend his voice and Divya gushes, ”Undoubtedly it has to be Shahrukh Khan. I hope to sing a song for him once in my lifetime. If that happens, it will be a cherry on the cake. I just hope it happens pretty soon because I just can’t wait now. Every aspiring singer wants to sing for a superstar. For me it is SRK SRK SRK!”