For someone who's arguably Bollywood's No. 1 voice, Arijit Singh sounds uncannily shaky about his place in showbiz. "I don't think I have far to go. This may be my last year," says the 29-year-old, alluding to the short shelf life of Bollywood's artistes. "Normally, fresh voices replace (current favourites) every five to seven years in Bollywood." Before the Phir Le Aya Dil singer can be prodded further, Singh offers a solution. "I might be able to change that," he says, adding, "If I work really hard on specific genres, I might be able to stay longer. That way, I can emerge as the only singer who can croon songs of those genres. Maybe that's how I will survive."
Singh has sharpened such basic instincts throughout the years. In spite of rising as a solid contender in 2005's well known reality singing show, Fame Gurukul, his tryst with popularity was gone before by a series of snags. He attempted to break into the business as a playback vocalist, and needed to help writers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Pritam for a long time before he sacked his first tune from Murder 2, Phir Mohabbat (2011).
From that point onward, Singh, will's identity part of the starry line-up at multi-class music celebration Enchanted Valley Carnival on December 17 and 18, has outlined his own way to achievement. He is a standout amongst the most looked for after voices in the business today.
Despite the fact that he is a symbol for yearning artists, Arijit says he has far to go. "I need to be more educated about music innovation in the coming years," he says.
In spite of being one of Bollywood's most commended vocalists, Singh regularly keeps an arm's separation from the media. What's more, why's that? "I appreciate a peaceful life, without much intrusion. In the course of recent years, I have seen my fan base develop, and I believe it's fundamental for them to realize that I've generally been somebody who shuns collaborations since I appreciate a quiet life. With the development of online networking, this, as well, gets to be distinctly troublesome," he says.