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Harshdeep Kaur:
Language No Bar





Without meaningful lyrics, a singer doesn't enjoy singing, says Harshdeep Kaur, who has delivered hit numbers such as "Katiya karoon" and "Ik Oankar".

She adds, language is no bar for a song's success in Bollywood.

"Lyrics are very crucial to a song. If they are not good, you don't feel the joy of singing. Music and lyrics both are very important and goes hand in hand," says Harshdeep.

The singer, who got fame by participating in the reality show "Junoon - Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka", feels language doesn't decide the life of a song in Bollywood.

"I think language doesn't matter. If a song is good, it will do well anyway. But in the past few years Punjabi has become a universal language. So, even if people don't understand the language, they enjoy the music," said the 25-year-old.

"My song 'Katiya karoon' in 'Rockstar' is a Punjabi song. Since the music was made by music director A.R. Rahman, the song made a good impact. Language apart, it was the good music of the song that I think most people liked and enjoyed," added the singer who is currently busy with her upcoming live music series on "Coke Studio 2" on MTV.

Delhi girl Harshdeep Kaur learned music from her father and started singing at the age of six. Other than exploring different styles of music like Punjabi and Indian classical, Western classical and world music, she is also known for her Sufi songs.

But she clarifies that she doesn't stick to Sufi singing.

"It's not true, I have tried and touched all types of music and singing styles. Whatever style comes, I try to sing in that. In Bollywood, there is a huge scope for singing in various styles. Bollywood is very versatile," she said.

She launched her spiritual album "Ik Onkar" from Japji Sahib, the credal composition by Guru Nanak which constitutes the opening verses of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Scripture. 

Right now she is looking forward to the 13th International Indian Film Academy awards as she has been nominated for the best playback singer female award. The three day event starts June 7 in Singapore.

"No preparations as such but I'm very excited about the nomination. I think it's one of the biggest and most prestigious awards of the country and it's actually grand for me as well. I'm looking forward to a great weekend," she said.


Conversation about this article

1: Gian Singh Mankoo (Ludhiana, Punjab), May 16, 2012, 1:05 PM.

Good article.

2: R. Singh (Canada), May 16, 2012, 5:59 PM.

Harshdeep is truly a great singer, with huge potential. Very proud of her.

3: Harinder Singh 1469 (New Delhi, India), May 16, 2012, 9:13 PM.

Lots of potential. Loaded with family support. She excels in play-back singing as well as in mainstream live shows. Her new "Ek Onkar" is a bestseller in our 1469 stores!

4: Kumar Sharma (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), May 17, 2012, 12:18 AM.

It was an absolute pleasure to host Harshdeep ji and listen to her perform. She is so blessed.

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