Doll Sinha debuts with an album in Bishnupriya Manipuri
When we ask Doll Sinha which artistes she respects the most, she is quick to answer, “I look up to Lata Mangeshkar.” This is certainly evident in the love ballads in her new album, Coffee Ela Baaro Yaari which translates to Coffee, Songs and Conversation, in the language, Bishnupriya Manipuri. “It’s progressive music with a touch of the golden era. I have grown up listening to such music,” she says about her sound. The album features six songs. “The emotions range from despair to romance and joy. My mom, Padmaja Sinha, wrote the lyrics to a lot of songs,” Doll says.
The song, Nirole Khani, was also made into a music video featuring Doll and popular singer Zubeen Garg. The romantic song is supported by the love story in the video. The video was shot in Shillong by the director, Kamki Diengdoh. “The song Jonom Jonom will always be close to my heart because of its unique take on love.”
Doll is a lawyer by profession and studied law at Bishop Cotton’s Women’s Christian Law College. “Music has always been in my blood. I was going through a tough time in life when I could not crack my judiciary exam, so I turned to my music again. It’s is not just business, I worship music,” she enthuses. Doll is also learning Indian Classical music. As for her future plans, Doll says, she wants to do playback work, especially in the South Indian film industry, as she really connects to the music here. She has also been offered a movie role based on her acting chops in her music video, but she says she can’t reveal much about that right now.