Shreya Ghoshal: My focus is only on playback singing
Shreya Ghoshal, who has made deep inroads in the world of playback singing in Tamil, is a pretty girl. In fact, she looks as pretty and elegant like most of the frontline heroines. It is, therefore, only obvious that she is courted by many producers and directors to make her acting debut and play lead roles in their films.
Shreya Ghoshal, who has a mind of her own, is determined to focus all her energies only in playback singing. She has been refusing more than offers than many leading heroines might have done in the past few months. The 27-year old pretty-looking Shreya Ghoshal not only possesses a stunning face but also has an hourglass figure, the two pre-requisites in becoming an actress in any film industry.
The singer has a single-line answer to the many producers and directors knocking at her doorstep with a request to play lead roles in their films: “Singing is my first priority and I’m in no mood to indulge in acting.” Elaborating further, Shreya Ghoshal says that “I am born to become a playback singer and not an actress. If I concentrate in acting, the focus on playback singing would be lost.
“Therefore, I won’t committing myself to at in films despite the fact that I’ve been getting more and more offers,” concludes Shreya Ghoshal.
- Actor: Guru Dutt
- Actress: Madhuri Dixit, Waheeda Rehman
- Music Directors: Madan Mohan, R. D. Burman, A. R. Rahman
- Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, Beyonce, Norah Jones
- Songs: “Kehna Hi Kya” from the film Bombay (1995), ‘Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha’ from the film Anpadh (1962), “Lag Jaa Gale” from the film Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)
- Food: Chelab, Rasmalai
- Destination: Mauritius
A playback singer is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in films. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras; the actual singer does not appear on the screen.
Playback singing South Asia
South Asian films produced in the Indian subcontinent are particularly known for using this technique. A majority of Indian films as well as Pakistani films typically include six or seven songs. After Alam Ara (1931), the first Indian talkie film, for many years singers made dual recordings for a film, one during the shoot, and later in the recording studio, until 1952 or 1953. Popular playback singers in India enjoy the same status as popular actors, and music directors, and they also receive wide public admiration. Most of the playback singers are initially trained in classical music, but they later often expand their range. Mohammed Rafi and Ahmed Rushdi are regarded as two of the most influential playback singers in South Asia. The sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, who have mainly worked in Hindi films, are often referred to as two of the best-known and prolific playback singers in India. In 2011, Guinness officially acknowledged Bhosle as the most recorded artist in music history.
southdreamz.com – August 29, 2011