When Shweta Shetty sung ‘Khidki pe aaona bahar naa jau, kaise mein sare din ghar mein bitau’ in the late 90s, none of us had an concept that the track will turn out to be related in 2020-21. The legendary 90s pop icon of India, who refers to herself as a newcomer, was “absolutely thrilled” when she acquired to know that her single ‘Deewane To Deewane Hain’ was trending on YouTube once more. And that’s when she thought to make her comeback after 20 years of being away from the music business.
“For me, it (‘Deewane To Deewane Hain’ trending) was a sweet gift, which gave me the idea to reconnect, to produce a track for my fans.” Soon sufficient, she began engaged on her newest monitor ‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’ which is a retro/Disco tackle a 1994 ballad by Salim-Sulaiman.
“I wanted to get back to Disco, I love the genre. My first (‘Johnny Joker’) song was Disco with Biddu. For me, it played a very important part in my life. I went a little folk with Deewane but I always have been a fan of Disco. I have always titled myself as the Disco Queen,” the 51-year-old advised indianexpress.com, including, “I always had ‘Jalne Me Hai Mazaa’ in my mind. I wanted to give it a Disco version. During the lockdown, I got in touch with Addy S (the maker of the new version) and spoke to him about recreating this song.”
But why Disco? “Because I want to make people dance. I don’t know anything beyond that. I am born for entertaining and spreading happiness. I am happy that the song has come out exactly the way I envisioned it. It (the song) is just so beautiful. It is about love, passion and intensity and it resonates with me as a person.”
‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’s recreated model was launched just lately and it obtained an awesome response. In the remark part of the track, which is on YouTube, folks admired Shweta, her new look and remembered her previous songs that made her a phenomenon in the music scene of the 90s.
When requested why it took her so lengthy to make a comeback, Shweta quipped that she acquired married in 1996, moved to Germany the place she lived for 20 years, and in these years, she focused on giving her greatest to her marriage.
“I got married in ’96 and left the country around that time. I did come once a year to meet my parents. Always tried to make contacts and get into music but it was difficult as I was living abroad. It was disappointing (to not be able to make music) but I just enjoyed being the housewife.”
She added that whereas she acquired divorced after 5 years of being married, she determined to remain again due to her yoga studio known as Shwetasana. “Yoga and meditation have kept me sane in this insane world,” the Mangta Hai Kya singer replied.
But did she remorse not making music for all these years? “It was a horrible phase for me because I wasn’t able to do something that I loved the most. I had to cut myself out from the whole music thing because the more I would see, the more I wanted to be a part of it, which was not possible. It was a tough time. Being away from the limelight was depressing for the first few years but I looked at life with a positive outlook. I don’t cry about something I don’t get. I am not a spoiled child because I never got things on a platter,” she answered.
Listen to her standard monitor ‘Deewane To Deewane Hain’ right here:
Shweta knew that making a comeback in the music business or Bollywood after 20 years was not going to be a cakewalk. But she mentioned she has at all times beloved taking dangers and was prepared for challenges. “When I came to India in 2015, I wanted to get back to music. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. You suddenly wonder if your fans remember you. But I was so surprised that my songs are being recreated. I am a risk-taker and I love being one. I took a risk with this track (Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa) and the response has been phenomenal,” the Tote Tote Ho Gaya singer talked about.
But what shocked her was Bollywood’s dominance over unbiased music. “Bollywood has its place but it is so sad that pop-music is so small. I want to start a movement and give a chance to other pop artists to reignite the spark and connect with our fans but sadly a lot of them are not on social media. Most of them listen to us on the radio. We need to reach out to them. I have been trying to get through certain people but it has been difficult for me as an independent artist to get a platform like Indian Idol or some dance show. TV is also a way to reach out to my fans. But it is so difficult as it is taken over by Bollywood, which is so disappointing. I felt so sad,” Shweta spoke with a hope that the dimension modifications and “the industry opens their doors for us (independent artists).”
During the dialog, Shweta additionally walked down the reminiscence lane and spoke about how “difficult” it was to be considered one of the prime singers throughout the 90s. “Thankfully, I was not a one-hit-wonder. When you reach the pinnacle of success, you cannot be like – this is it. We had millions of people turning up at the tours and singing our songs along with us. At such times, you cannot be lazy. So, I was always on my toes. I was always concentrating on what’s next. But it was a struggle because it was a male-dominant world. We (women) had to really work hard to put our point across. Those 10 years, there was a lot of hard work, tears, disappointment. I am still friends with a lot. With some, I share my disappointments as they played foul games with me.” Shweta mentioned remembering how she “was quite a spitfire” and by no means shied away from saying the proper factor.
Some behind-the-scenes shot of ‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’
When questioned if she is nervous about the competitors she’s going to face in immediately’s time and age, Shweta concluded by saying that in 90s, the competitors was more durable as there have been a lot extra unbiased artists with profitable careers.
“When I started in 90s, there were a lot more artists than we have today. We had Baba Sehgal, Daler Mehendi, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Sagarika, Babul Supriyo and so many others but we all got along like house on fire. We were genuinely happy for each other,” Shweta winded up the dialog commenting on immediately’s state of affairs that there is “no independent artist coming up with albums. We all, including me, are taking baby steps with singles.”
On the work entrance, the singer has lent her voice to a Bollywood mission that she is trying ahead to however refrained from sharing every other particulars on it for now.