Films provide bigger platform for folk music: Sharda Sinha

Updated: Aug 05, 2012, 18:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Folk singer Sharda Sinha, who has lent her voice in Anurag Kashyap`s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’, says the experience of singing in the film was amazing.

The 59-year-old has sung the famous `Electric Piya` for ‘GOW2’ and she thinks that folk music get a wider reach when they are part of the films.

"Films provide a bigger platform for folk music and in which ever films folk music is accepted the movies have become a success. `Electric Piya` is a marriage song but it majorly focuses on the political and social issues of Bihar," Sinha said.

Sinha, whose voice will be heard after a long time, has previously worked with Sooraj Barjatya in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’. She has also received Padma Shri for her contribution to music.

‘GOW2’ richly explores the folk tunes of Bihar, making Sneha Khanwalker`s music a hit.

"Anurag didn`t change the song and so the essence of it remains intact. I wasn`t sure if I could sing the song and I told Sneha that `I don`t sing such songs` but she convinced me and said `Only I can do justice to the song as she is looking for my kind of voice`," Sinha said.

The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadha, Reemma Sen, Huma Qureshi, and Zeishan Quadri and will release on August 8.

Talking about the kind of songs being composed today, Sinha said,"Some songs are good and the new talents are just blindly following a trend, they don`t experiment much. I don`t like the lyrics of the songs written today and even folk songs have lost its originality."


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