Amit Mishra, the voice behind the song Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil spoke to us about his music journey, favorite instrument, and his plans for the future in an interview.
Your latest song Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is topping the charts in Bollywood. How does it feel?
Of course it feels very good, people are appreciating it and the song is touching so many hearts all across the world. It’s a joint effort and the whole team is very happy with the feedback. Ofcourse it feels really good as not only your fans, but people from the industry are appreciating the song as well.
We’ve heard that you are also a trained classical vocalist. Tell us about how you started out as a musician?
Yes I am a classically trained vocalist, I have studied from Lucknow and my musical career started from a core team in school. And later I started learning music and I was very fond of vocals. That was my favorite subject. Later, I participated in many competitions and all. Post that, I came to Mumbai to do something in the music industry and today here i am 🙂
Which is the one instrument that you absolutely love playing and why?
I love exploring new instruments, my major subject as a musician is vocals but my favourite instrument is Guitar. I love playing guitar as a vocalist, I love playing tabla as well, as I think it’s a fun instrument. Apart from this, I like playing keyboard but I will say guitar and drums would be my ultimate favorite.
Who do you look up to the most in the musical space and why?
I look upto every singers, right from Mukesh ji, Kishore Kumar, Rafi sahib, Jagjit Singh sahab and living legends like Sonu Nigam sir, Mohit Chahuhan, Arijit Singh, KK sir so I follow all the singers and I love listening to them.
If there is one composer you would love to sing for, who is it and why?
I would love to sing again and again for Pritam da because he is my favorite composer and I am lucky enough that I have already got an opportunity to work with him. Apart from him, I would love to get associated with all the biggies like Rahman sir, Shankar Mahadevan sir, Vishal-Shekhar sir, Salim –Sulieman sir, Mithoon sir, Amit Trivedi sir. It is a dream of every singer to sing for these composers. Eventually, it all comes down to great work and it is always a team effort in the end.
Your plans for the future?
Lots of songs in the pipeline, but I don’t want to jinx it by talking about it now. Will share the details when the time is right:)