Meet the Meerut girl Shreya Sharma who's making Alia Bhatt dance on Prada
MEERUT-BORN SHREYA SHARMA is in a good place. The 20-something singer has Alia Bhatt dancing to her music in her debut music video that crossed 10 million in just two days. A fan of indie-pop, the Prada girl shares with Indulge her excitement on her big break with Alia, working with The Doorbeen artistes of Lamberghini f ame and more. Excerpts from the interview:
Prada, your debut song, crossed 11 million views in just two days. How does that feel?
It all feels so surreal. The first day it was one million and I was so happy and the second day, it reached 11 million and I cannot describe how I was feeling. I am so happy that people are liking it, dancing to it. It’s the best feeling.
Did you know that you were doing playback for Alia Bhatt?
I knew that some star would be in the video but I had no clue that it will be Alia. I just couldn’t believe it and kept pinching myself when the news was broken to me. In fact, when I met Alia later I was so surprised that when she complimented me on my voice I blurted ‘I loved Raazi’! That was the biggest day of my life. Alia is a very warm person and a dedicated artiste.
How was it working with The Doorbeen guys Onkar and Baba?
Naveen Soni of Katalyst Entertainment introduced me to Onkar and Baba. While I had done a few covers for my YouTube channel, their song Lamberghini w a s catching the pulse of the listeners. It was an absolute joy working with them. Though they are popular they never had any attitude. From strangers, we have now become like family. The song is an indie-pop number.
How much did this work in favour of your debut?
I am a ’90s kid and I have grown up listening to Alisha Chinai, Neha Bhasin and the like. I always wanted to do a pop number and the covers that I do have a twist of pop. I am so happy that my debut kicked off with a genre that I love so much.
I am working on a remake of a wedding song and I am yet to decide what platf o r m t o release it on. Also, I want to experience different kinds of music. Collaborations with different artistes are also on the anvil.