And we thought we’ll never come out of the spell that Arijit Singh’s voice has cast upon us, to notice any new magic. But, destiny had Amit Mishra in store, who, with his versatile renditions, has managed to carve a niche in the ever-so-dynamic Bollywood industry.
This Lucknowi launda too packed his bags and headed for Mumbai, to pursue his passion and make a mark. He has done it now and like how! Those of us who have grooved to Manma Emotion Jaage from Dilwale, Galti Se Mistake from Jagga Jasoos, or Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil would vouch for this.
In a candid conversation, Amit shares with us his thoughts on the musical journey.
The singer grew up strengthening the foundation of his passion, by enrolling for music classes, getting trained and actively participating in school activities, he tells us. And this has steadily enriched his experiences. “We also had a band Trishna. We made it into the reality show Idea Rocks India 2009 and that was a great experience as well as a turning point,” Amit reckons.
Soon, a couple of album songs came along his way and his journey to Bollywood thus became organic. When asked about this transition, he says, “There were differences, but not much. In films, you try to get into the mood of the characters. A lot of technical knowledge too comes with it.”
Amit made his Telugu debut with the song Dhruva Dhruva from the movie Dhruva. “Learning the language was a new and intriguing experience, yes. But, I felt Telugu was a lot similar to Sanskrit. While dealing with other languages, I always try to focus more on the pronunciation, understanding the meaning and so on,” Amit tells us.
In music, there is no concept of comfort zone for this young musician. He is zealous to explore the genres and nuances of music and wouldn’t want to confine to one genre. He grew up listening to alternative rock and Bollywood, and believes a musician’s individuality reflects in the music they make.
Apart from music, Amit is an avid sportsperson, traveller, and has a burning passion for super bikes as well.