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Interview about roti in hindustan times
HT City caught up with the folk and
bhangra hero on Tuesday at DT Mall in
IT Park, Chandigarh, where he
released singer Rupinder Handa's third
music album, Loving Waves.
On vulgarity in Punjabi music
"Many young singers have grown up
on western music, hence the influence
of rap. And, these kids are not to be
blamed entirely as they only reflect
and give back what they have
absorbed from western culture. If
they haven't read Heer Ranjha or
heard about Waris Shah, how can we
expect them to sing it to us?"
On being loved
"I feel energetic, all this love makes
life worth living; rather this respect
makes me want to relive. But this
immense love also makes me realise
that there is still a lot to be done."
On future projects
"After Jogiya (2011), I have been
working on my solo music album,
which is tentatively titled Roti.
Manjeet [wife] is working on the film,
Punjabi Zubaney, which will release
On being a role model
"It feels nice and humbling when fans
make me realise my duty towards
Punjabi culture. I will never shirk my
responsibility and will continue to guide
youngsters in the right direction with a
promise to retain quality and bring
back the lyrical era in music."
On singers turning to acting and
"To each his own. Let everybody do
what he wants to, who are we to