Armaan Malik to sing to father’s tune

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) “Jai Ho” fame singer Armaan Malik says he is working on a track with his music composer father Daboo Malik.

“He (Daboo) has composed a song. It’s a private single. I might release that soon. I am still working on it. I am writing the lyrics a bit and producing the song. It will be amazing to collaborate with my dad. It will be special,” Armaan told IANS.

The nephew of popular music composer Anu Malik says coming from a family of musicians puts a lot of pressure on him.

“There’s always a pressure on performing the best. It’s equally important for us to prove our talent. People think it comes easy to us because we are from a family full of musicians, but I feel it’s all about talent.

“If you don’t have talent, I don’t think in today’s time you can get any kind of support or work,” said the 19-year-old, who participated in a singing reality show to prove his worth.

“Around eight or nine years back, I participated in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’. The point of coming on the show was that a person coming from music family can also compete with people from all over India.

“I stood seventh in that show. I think for me, it was a personal achievement,” said the brother of Amaal Mallik, also a music composer.

For now, he is excited about his Electronic Dance Music (EDM) performance in Mumbai on Saturday as part of the finale of Royal Stag MTV Bollyland, a multi-city concert that brings the Bollywood and EDM genres together.

“I started my adult playback singing career with an EDM track (‘Jai jai jai jai ho’). Royal Stag MTV Bollyland’s concept is different. Till now, we have only seen international artists doing these kinds of concerts, but now EDM genre has come up and the Indian audiences are willing to see Indian artists singing EDM songs,” he said.

On the Bollywood front, he has songs in Madhur BhandarkarÂ’s “Calendar Girls” and “Hero”, co-produced by superstar Salman Khan.

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