Irfan got eliminated after reaching top five in Star Voice of India and the very next day, he found himself getting an offer as a playback singer from Mukesh Bhatt for a track in his next upcoming film Jannat. Irfan has already recorded the song, and is very excited about it. “I could not even dream that I’ll get such an offer. Now I have recorded the song and hope that my well wishers would love it. Personally I really liked the song a lot.”
Irfan Ali, an engineering graduate from Hyderabad was into singing from his childhood. Today whatever he has achieved in singing, he gives credit to his school music teacher Mr Ramachari, who according to him first identified the talent in him, and later even nurtured him. Irfan was a part of SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2005 too. He did not fare well then and got eliminated early. “I was not into the contest whole heartedly then. I knew I have to complete my engineering degree, so it was more like a half hearted attempt,” is what Irfan had to say. After completing his studies, he made sure to go to Mumbai and try out his luck in singing, his first passion. “I had to struggle, but I did not mind. I always followed a motto in life – Never say die! After completion of the degree, I came to Mumbai and took up a job. For six months, I used to work and during weekends try and meet people from the music industry to see if I can get a break. Then VOI auditions happened and I found myself there.”
Visesh Films gave “Bheege Hoth Tere” to Kunal Ganjawala and made him famous and now who knows, we can see the same happening with Irfan too. We hope and wish that the struggling period of this humble honest boy from Hyderabad has ended, and he finally finds his foothold in the music industry.