Raja Hasan, the young talent who has made a mark for himself with his soulful music is the recent entry along with Aneek Dhar in COLORS' IPL Rockstars.
Here is he in conversation with TellyBuzz..
We are getting an opportunity to perform before Live audience. It is a reunion of sorts, as I know most of the contestants here. We get to learn a lot from the jury. Above all, we get to see the IPL matches live (smiles).
So are you an avid watcher of cricket matches? How much do you enjoy watching the proceedings live?
I am a die-hard fan of cricket. I simply love watching matches from the stadium; I play cricket too. In fact, whenever I used to shoot I used to carry my cricket bat, and play cricket during free time.
So how have you prepared yourself to sing before the live audience?
No special preparation as such. People know us because of our music and I am going to give my best.
Aneek and you are entering the contest at the same time.
We both are very dear friends, and he is like my brother. This is a great platform we have got to showcase our talent, and we will put up a good battle.
Elaborate on the pressure that gets created when you perform live?
The pressure is not in performing live. It is within us, everything depends on how better we have grown as singers. This is the acid test.
What about the judges?
I have entered into play back singing now, and I have had the opportunity to sing for Sukhwinderji and Kailash Kherji. I want to learn rap music from our host Hard Kaur; I simply love the way she sings.
Which IPL team are you going to support?
My birthplace is Rajasthan and work place is Mumbai, so I am supporting both the teams. But my prayers are that Sachin Tendulkar has an awesome IPL this season.
What are your future projects?
I have many movies lined up for release. The movies which are releasing soon are Sadiyaan and Well Done Abba. I am happy to have got the Upcoming Male Singer Award at the Radio Mirchi Awards.
Message to India-Forums?
Keep loving us and support us in whatever we do in this industry.
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair