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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar

Tulsi Kumar & her father’s dream

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Tulsi Kumar
I have fulfilled my father's dream
Vikas Mohan, MovieTalkies Desk, 27 January 2006


What would you do when the kin of an already famous family makes her debut in the field that the family is known for? Well, you'd stand up and take notice. Just like the entire industry is doing with the Indian Music's latest entrant… Tulsi Kumar. She is the young daughter of the late music mogul Gulshan Kumar and sister to current music baron Bhushan Kumar. With music running in her blood, it's not surprising to note that the young woman has made her foray into music... We met with the young artist at her residence. Excerpts:

Having come from such a strong background, entering the music industry must have been a cake walk for you… right?

Oh not at all. I think it's got to do more with the character than with the break. My father came up the hard way and he has never taught us to take the easy route. As a child whenever I used to hum famous songs of Lata-ji he used to encourage me a lot. I had a strong inclination towards singing right from my childhood days. I guess my father saw that and when I was all of six he put me under the guidance of my first guru Suresh Wadkar-ji. I think the real story began there and since then it's been a long route of riyaaz, riyaaz and more riyaaz and learning. Now I am under the guidance of Guru Arvind Jha. So you see, nothing is easy. You have to work your way to earn your dreams.

So daddy wanted you to become a singer?

Always. Daddy always encouraged me to sing and he did everything he could to put me on the right track. Now, with my debut album on the verge of release I'm glad that I have fulfilled his dreams.

It must have at least been a cake walk to get T-Series to back you?

Again I'd like to differ. Being from the family doesn't entitle you to a free joy ride. It's been an unbiased decision taken in view of my long standing performances with the company. Like everybody knows, T-Series is hugely into Devotional albums and I have performed in many such compilations for the company. I began with a Bhajan album Laal Choliwalee and then went on to do many others like Mana Loongi Tujhko Is Baar Maiyya, etc. I've also dove cover versions of Lata-ji's songs such as Jahan Pe Savera Ho, Dil Kaanto Mein Uljhaaye Hai, Meri Saason Ko Mehka Rahi Hai, etc. And recently I also rendered in a Punjabi album. If this is what you call a cake walk, then I agree.

How did Aksar happen?

My brother Bhushan Kumar requested Himesh Reshammiya to test me for one of the songs for AKSAR as he was on the lookout for a new voice. Subsequently I rendered the song with Himesh-ji and he liked it. Incidentally, later on when Sonu Nigam heard it he was also impressed and I soon found myself recording my second film song with him for HUM KO DEEWANA KAR GAYA which is also produced by T-Series.

You seem to be an ardent fan of Lata Mangeshkar?

Oh yes. Both I and my father have always been great fans of Lata-ji. The song Chand Phir Nikla from the film PAYING GUEST is one of my favourites. In the past, many singers have tried to mould their style of singing on Lata-ji and have always come up victorious. I too will try my best to sing like her.

At least your journey into the music industry is more or less secured?

In a way yes. But on the other hand if you look at the way my brother Bhushan has single-handedly managed T-Series after my father, I think you'd know how hard it's been for him as well as for all of us. We have very high values in our close-knit family. We don't believe in taking the easy way out. Right from my father Gulshan Kumar to my brother Bhushan Kumar everyone has come up the hard way and we will never take life easy. We have been groomed to work hard and earn our rewards and that will remain unchanged no matter what.

How God-fearing are you?

I'm an ardent believer and follower of God. I believe that everything we do is as per God's plan for us and I will always seek his blessings. I began my singing career with Devotional songs and only after having rendered seven Devotional albums did I even try something else. God will always be my friend, philosopher and guide.


Love ARR

Edited by Qwest - 12 March 2006 at 1:47pm

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So glushan Kumar got a talented daughter

I hope she does not fade like Anuradha paudwal's girl - Kavita
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Gr8 4 tat girl .......who literally looked like she  was jus out of da bathroom in tat 'mohabath ki' vedio frm aksar.........
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I guess it is ok to fulfill father's dream but it is not ok to fulfill Mother's dream.
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Tulsi Kumar sings another number

Gulshan Kumar's daughter Tulsi Kumar is surely on her way to go places. A few days back, the video of her debut number 'Mohabbat Ki' [that also features her along with Emraan Hashmi, Dino Morea, Udita Goswami and Himesh Reshammiya] was released and made a bumper impression.

This is not all as another song sung by her has been unleashed on the small screen. This time, the number in question is the title song of the biggie 'Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye' that is fast catching up heat. She does playback singing for Katrina Kaif in the song that has Akshay Kumar romancing her in exotic locations.

Undoubtedly she does a good job while singing and we are sure there would be more heard about her in the weeks to follow.


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