Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure in the Indian music industry Lucky Ali feels satisfied with the encouragement of local talents in music festivals and says it helps in the growth of the industry.
"What I am seeing in the festivals is that they are encouraging local talent and art, for instance -- Rajasthani folk music is the part of The Great Indian October fest," the 56-year-old told IANS on the sidelines of the 10th edition of the Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest (TGIOF) here.
"There is big exchange of culture in India which is good. It's kind of growth and that looks nice," He said.
Best known for his chartbusting songs "O sanam", "Anjaani rahon mei", and "Na tum jano na hum", the musician took the Bangalorean crowd to the soulful journey of music when he performed live in front of his fans at E-Zone club here Sunday.
From "Tera ye aashiyana", "Dekha hai aise bhi", "Jaane kya dhoondta hai, yeh mera dil", "Mohabbat ki kasam" and "Aa bhi ja", he struck the right chord with every member present with some of his popular tracks from his hit albums and Bollywood movies.
"Bangalore is like my home and I always receive such a warm and thunderous appreciation from all of them that it feels great," said Lucky who launched his first album, Sunoh, in 1996 and worked as a playback singer in films and sang songs like "Kyun chalti hai pawan", "Ahista ahista", "Bekarar" and "Hairat hai".
He has also been credited for albums like "Sifar", "Aks", "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai" and "Xsuie".
From music festivals, Bollywood tracks to albums, there is so much to do for this talented man but he has set his priorities right.
"I always space out my work. I write music at home. I like to spend my time like that more now. And now that my children are expressing themselves, so I am now more concern of what they are doing. I want to see how responsible they become as human being," said Lucky, who has married thrice and has kids with all of his partners.
TGIOF, a three-day event that concluded here Sunday, witnessed some of the world's most celebrated music artists from across diverse genres, including Bollywood sensation Benny Dayal and awe-inspiring The Manganiyar Seduction performing live in front of music lovers.