By Faz Zia
Singer Akriti Kakar who has an enviable discography in Bollywood has made sure that she doesn’t limit herself to just film music. Kakar has been simultaneously doling out her own renditions of some very popular tracks lately and what makes it even more exciting is that she chooses the tracks based on what her fans want to listen. Keeping up with idea, Akriti has come out with her own version of the evergreen ‘Dumadum Mast Kalandar’ which has released on her channel today.
Elaborating on the choice of song, Akriti explains, “For me it’s been a song that my concerts or any home jams are incomplete without. Attempting it with a fresh take was very challenging as well as adventurous since its a song that’s been sung by so many people. We have given it our best shot to make it our own and give it a fresh and new take.”
She further adds that the song has stood the test of time and never fails to lift the listeners, “Dumadum Mast Kalandar is hands down the maximum requested song by audiences across the globe each time I perform on stage and there would hardly be a concert where I don’t sing it. And none of us get bored of it.
It induces life into the most dull rooms and lifts spirits.”, She concludes. Apart from ‘Dumadum Mast Kalandar’, Akriti’s concept of ‘You Choose I sing’ in which she sing’s what her fans want to listen, has resulted in beautiful versions of ‘Soch na Sake’ and ‘Sakhiya’ recently.
Akriti has the most unique concept for her channel ‘You Choose I Sing’ were her fans overseas can suggest her their favorite songs which they want to hear from her voice. Akriti comes up with most beautiful fusion compositions for her fans. Recently she even recreated ‘Soch, Soch Na Sake and Sakhiyaan’