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Shalmali wants to be ‘better prepared’ before working with Rahman

IANS | Mumbai |

Singer Shalmali Kholgade says she wants to prepare herself as a good and worthy musician before working with Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman.

“Like many singers, even I want to work with Rahman sir. But for that, I want to prepare myself as a better musician. I work hard on myself and he keeps inspiring me, so that one day he will give me a chance to work with him. That is my sentiment about working with Rahman sir,” Shalmali said.

Shalmali feels the music by Rahman, who turned 50 on Saturday, has changed the perspective of Hindi film music globally.

“The music of Rahman has changed the perspective of Hindi film music to the global listeners and that is a big achievement. The sound of background music, songs in films has changed and he is one of the big contributors to why our music is looked up to now,” she said.

“My birthday is on January 2, and his on January 6; so I feel really cool about it,” added the “Pareshaan” hitmaker.

At the moment, Shalmali is excited about her episode on the seventh edition of Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged. The show airs on MTV.