Arpita Mukherjee, the winner of Golden Voice Hunt on Zee TV’s SaReGaMaPa has lent her voice for popular serials like Balika Vadhu and Tere Sheher Mein. Last heard on Yaariyan, she will soon be heard on YRF and Yfilms’ LoveShots along with Shaan. We speak to Arpita about her musical favourites.
Song on repeat on my iPod: The rendition of Thumri Saiyyan Bina Ghar Soona by Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan and Ustad Salamat Ali Khan.
Five songs that best describe your life and why: Ye hausla kaise jhuke motivates me to never give up; Aas Paas Khuda, for my parents and my unwavering faith in god; Hero by Mariah Carey, sums up my approach to life. Chukar Mere Mann ko is the first song that I sang on stage as a five-year old. Hamare Baad Ab Mehfil Mein, aptly reflect my desire to do awesome work that I will be remembered for.
A song you love to listen to when: You’re happy and upbeat: Kishore Kumar songs
You’re low: Soft, soothing songs
You’re working out: Any song that is playing in my mind.
Music I loved while growing up, but am now embarrassed by: They say listening is half learning because it trains your ears. I come from a musical background, my family made sure that I was exposed to good music at a young age.
I’d describe my taste in music as: I listen to classical and semi classical (thumris and ghazals), folk, romantic ballads, contemporary pop, Bollywood, and am a little less fond of hard rock and metal.
My favourite time/way to listen to music during the day: I mostly listen to music when I am travelling or driving to my workstation or studio for the day. If at home, I listen to music whenever I feel like at any time of the day.
A band or musician you’d want performing a private concert for you: Celine Dion. I am a big fan.
One live act you would love to see at least once in your life: Yanni, live in concert....