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By Joginder Tuteja, May 20, 2010 – 11:34 IST
Antara Mitra – Does the name ring a bell? Not really. And no one – whether the singer or the audience – can be blamed for that. After all she is one of those newbie singers who has just stepped into the world of playback singing and sung two numbers that are out and out different from each other. As a Bollywood follower, it is impossible to miss the track ‘Bheegi Bheegi‘ from the film Raajneeti which is playing on music channels 24X7. The voices behind this song picturised on Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are Mohit Chauhan and, as you would have guessed by now, Antara Mitra.
However, what is difficult to guess is the fact that she is the same girl who had sung ‘Kooke Kooke‘ [Life Partner] last year. Yes, the same song (picturised on Genelia D’Souza) where the brief given to Antara was – ‘Sing it so bad that people would love it’.
“That was the most unconventional start that any playback singer could have ever vouched for”, laughs Antara when reminded of the incident that paved the way for her career in Bollywood, “Dada (as she fondly calls Pritam) gave me those two lines of ‘Kooke‘ and asked me to go ‘besura’. I asked that ‘Dada, are you really serious?’. Even when he said yes, I couldn’t believe him. He explained to me the situation but it required quite a few takes before I could really go completely off key. I was scared and asked ‘dada’ if this was actually the right start for a newcomer. He assured me More >