The trend of Bollywood singers venturing into Marathi cinema is growing day-by-day. The latest to join the league is Armaan Malik. Among films like Taare Zameen Par, Bhootnath, Chillar Party and others, the singer recently tasted success with the title song from Jai Ho; all at the age of just 18!
His first song in Marathi is for the film Hatke Love Story, which is directed by Sakar Raut and produced under the banner of Golden Petals Films. The said song is ‘Hai Rapchik Hum’, a peppy dance number. In the midst of recording the song, Armaan chats with Marathi Stars in an exclusive interview.
Tell us about your song ‘Hai Rapchik Hum’ from the movie Hatke Love Story.
This is my first song in Marathi so it is my entry into Marathi film industry. It is an upbeat song and I am really excited for it. I am sure listeners will like it.
Any particular reason for your interest in Marathi cinema?
Marathi cinema is a rapidly growing industry. It’s doing a lot of good stuff right now with so many movies that are actually competing with Bollywood. So it’s really a big industry and I am proud to be a part of it.
I have been learning Hindustani classical music since 10 years. It is essential to know the right pronunciations. But we have been staying in Maharashtra so we are used to the language so it comes easy to me.
How do you balance studies, recordings and shows?
I am pursuing BMS currently. It is very tough to balance education. You know you are interested in doing music for the rest of your life. But at the same time, education is equally important and I am going to finish my graduation. So I am trying to focus on both.
How does it feel to taste success at such a young age of 18?
It is great. It is brilliant that I have got to sing for a film like Jai Ho at a very young age of 18. So it is a big achievement in itself and I have a lot of more years to go in this industry. So this is just a beginning and I am really feeling good about it!
In which regional languages can you sing?
I have sung in Telugu and Tamil. I have also sung in a lot of Kannada and Malayalam too. I have also given voiceovers in various languages. So I am very comfortable singing in different regional languages.