Singer Indeep Bakshi, who has just released his new album
“Saiyaan” after a gap of four years, credits “Saturday Saturday” and “Kala
Chasma” for giving him fame and accolades. Both the songs were used in
Bollywood films “Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania” and “Baar Baar Dekho” respectively.
Recalling the time when he had to struggle to get his name in the credit
list, the 30-year-old singer told Opoyi, “I had to fight for my own songs. Though
music companies were generous enough to entertain my request when I reached out to them but the damage was
“This is the reason why I took a break from the industry
and went to the US to learn about music industry. Initially, I just used to
write but now I do production too so that the entire album belongs to me and I
don’t have to fight again for my own song.”
A graduate in architecture, Indeep joined Berklee College
of Music, Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. In 2012, he collaborated with the Indian
rapper, Badshah, and later, he released many other songs, including Madam Ji
(2013), 36 Aayengi 36 Jayengi (2015), Tere Liye from Dilliwaali Zaalim
Girlfriend (2015), Bad Wali Feeling (2016), and Nakhra (2019).
Her new album has been produced by Rao Inderjeet Singh
who is also the owner of gem tunes record.
Indeep says that “Bollywood is a rat race” and adds that the ones who talk about “nepotism in the film industry should
understand the fact that behind every star is a fan who helps them in reaching
“People should take note of how the music industry is
functioning. People steal someone’s song ad use it in their project without
giving credit. Sometimes they auto-tune the voice and this is not the fault of
the companies because they don’t know from where the track is coming. Probably this is the reason why the journey of
Independent artist is tough in Bollywood.,” he said.
He also says that it is tough to survive in the industry
without a godfather.
“Your fans can help you reach you at the top but they are
also manipulated by putting bad and fake comments. That’s why it is right to
say that if you have someone’s support in the industry, people are scared to take
fights with you,” said Indeep.