Star kids are seen by the audience as someone who will carry forward a legacy. How many times we have witnessed that these star kids become a victim of comparisons, and find it difficult to live under the same limelight.
Gurdeep Mehndi, the son of the legendary singing icon Daler Mehndi, opens up about creating his own legacy rather than following his father’s footsteps
Opening up on the same note, Gurdeep Mehndi, the son of the legendary singing icon Daler Mehndi, interacted with dailylife.
‘It’s a blessing to be born as Daler Mehndi’s son, but rather than carrying his legacy forward, I want to create my own. We are a family, but we are two different individuals creatively,” says Gurdeep, who looks pretty adamant in making his own name.
Trained in Indian classical music, and a graduate in business studies, Gurdeep tells us that he’s the first in his whole family to complete graduation. Inclined to singing since childhood, the young artiste took lessons from his grandfather and father.
He debuted as a singer and actor in Bollywood with film Meri Shadi Karao, which went unnoticed at the box office. But, what stands out about this 27-year-old artiste is the fact that he has no qualms about his shortcomings, and believes that everything at the end is a learning process for him. He talks about his initial days of creative struggle.
“I was immature. I only realised it later, that my focus should be more on singing. So, rather than thinking about the failure too much, I went ahead and started working on new musical projects. There is no better feeling then doing what your heart says you to do. Currently, I am doing that,” shares Gurdeep, who is soon going to be seen in his new track titled Turna Turna. As the interaction goes on, Gurdeep talks about raag bhairvi and classical music. One can notice how well he knows his music. In his tracks, Jugni and Patola Ji, you can find a sense of classic fusion with the modern tunes. But his most successful track still remains Saheli, which features Bohemia.
As many singers have come into the spotlight through vulgar songs, Gurdeep opens up on how that’s an easy way to sell oneself in the industry.
“Negative content will always make news and keep you in demand, but I can’t sell myself like that. That’s not me. I won’t go down that road even if I am at my lowest,” reveals Gurdeep and says that he’s satisfied with where he is today.
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