Musical dreams in place: Jubin Nautiyal
The newbie singer on the Bollywood block Jubin Nautiyal has been quietly going about carving a niche in Bollywood. His recent tracks such as Le Chala (One Night Stand) and Tere Liye (Fitoor) are proof of that. While Jubin is inclined towards the romantic folk genre, his contemporary, Armaan Malik, is more keen to pursue a career in the international music world.
While Jubin had a fairly smooth journey in Bollywood, Armaan had to struggle a lot even as a child singer. Armaan's songs were often recorded and ignored. He rued, "The song Mere Buddy from Bhootnath), was recorded when I was 10 and it was used without my knowledge. I found out about it only when the film hit theatres two years later. I was, naturally, disappointed and upset." Things weren't easy for him for a long time to come.
But their distinct styles and voices set them apart. Jubin often gets associated with melodious and romantic numbers. One would think he might be insecure what with younger singers like Armaan taking over the scene. But Jubin has only good things to say about Armaan: “No. He is a very talented guy. He's very young and competing with mainstream big singers... that's amazing. I get threatened by my previous song. I feel like I have to outdo my previous song. That's what helps me grow and keeps me in check,” he says.
With inputs from IANS