Arko Pravo Mukherjee, aka Arko, is a classic example of the fact that success will always find you if you find your passion. A gold medalist in MBBS with a golden voice that can melt the harshest of hearts, his singing career boasts off some great melodies. His formidable list of melodies include the likes of Abhi Abhi from Jism 2, Saathi Rey from Kapoor & Sons and Dariya from Baar Baar Dekho, of which he was a singer as well as a composer.
Now fast forward to the present day, where the music maestro has delivered a yet another melodious chartbuster in the form of Rangdaari from Daas Dev.
On this occasion, we indulged in a heart-to-heart conversation with the musical prodigy, where he talked about the song, his origins and many other things at length.
Here it is for you all to see as to what the hit-maker had to say in response to our questions:
Q.1- How was your experience shooting for Rangdaari from Daas Dev?
A- The shooting of the song was a very interesting experience. I’ve recorded songs in the studios so this was something I was unaware of. It was great fun. The message the film tries to convey has been rightly showcased and captured in the song, and we all are very excited about the film.
Q.2- What are your opinions on classical songs being remixed these days?
A- I’ve no opinion on it only (Laughs), till two years back, I was also doing it but now I’ve stopped. But some remixes are good, like how Tanishk did Huma Huma, Amaal did Soch Na Sake, so the idea isn’t wrong, but it’s getting more than enough. Remixes should be there but original music zyaada hona chahiye.
Q.3- Could you throw light on the inspiration behind the song Rangdaari?
A- The inspiration of the song stems from a Punjabi poem written by Munir Niazi Ji. It’s in the beginning of the song which Navraj has sung it. The poem beautifully captures the gist of the song, so I feel the poem and my song have merged perfectly. Also, this is also a very different song because most of my films only feature love tracks, and I hope everyone loves this as much as my love songs.
Q.4- Which are the recent songs that you’ve liked?
A- Baarish from Half Girlfriend, I had also sung for that song (Laughs again), a lot of singers had actually, but finally, the song belonged to Ash King. There’s another song by Sachin-Jigar, Maana ke Hum Yaar Nahin, from Meri Pyaari Bindu. I also love Pritam Da’s song Hawayein from Jab Harry Met Sejal. And these are the only songs that were nominated last year and rightly so.
Well, given the man’s immense knowledge about music and mesmerizing voice, we are assured he’ll go miles and give everyone some truly hummable and memorable songs.
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