The blinds between indie music and Bollywood are thinning for good: Prateek Kuhad

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From Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (Baar Baar Dekho; 2016) and Kadam (Karwaan; 2018) to Kaahan Ho Tum (Mismatched; 2020) – many renditions by singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad have made Hindi films

Since Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (Baar Baar Dekho; 2016) and Kadam (Karwan; 2018) at Kaahan Ho Tum (incompatibility; 2020) – many renditions by singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad have been incorporated into Hindi films. “When it comes to TV and Bollywood, there’s a certain aesthetic that you have to stick to in order for your music to fit into a certain project. But that is also changing. I think the blinds between indie music and Bollywood are creatively thinning, which is a good thing,” says the Only one word singer, as he talks about his experience as a freelance musician working in Bollywood.

He goes on to point out that there is no difference in how he approaches an independent project or film music. “I only accept projects (films) where I feel I can do justice and release the music that makes me feel satisfied. I flatly refuse anything that is far from my aesthetic or that I am not good at. When it comes to adapting it (his music) [a film’s soundtrack], I make sure to publish good content. It’s very different from making music for yourself as an independent artist, so you find common ground,” says Kuhad.

While all of his singles that have featured in movies or webcasts have done well, the 32-year-old isn’t particularly keen on becoming a full-fledged Bollywood songwriter. Sharing his aspiration as a musician, he says, “I just want to make good music and put it out there for people to enjoy.”

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