“I Have Finally Got To A Place That Has Made My Parents Happy”

That’s What Singer Ankit Tiwari Tells Shubarna Mukerji Shu In A Candid Chat About Being A Big Name In The Industry. Excerpts:

Somewhere there’s something Ankit Tiwari knows and does better than others to have all the big banners flocking to him. But during his growing up period did he find himself tempted to become a singer to get the girls or better still sing away in the voice of a popular singer to make himself a name in the town he comes from? After all, these are quick tricks to success…

 Responding to our question, Ankit said, “I, for one, might have admired a lot of singers, songs, music directors but somehow I have never really been the type to go and try to emulate someone and make a name for myself. We have been taught to revere art, we cannot mimic anyone! In our house we have a lot of artistes and, as I mentioned, we are all very musically inclined so singing, playing instruments, composing even is something that we love and is a part of our DNA.” A DNA that is sure giving him all the right kind of connections given he is certainly in a secure place, enjoying rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the industry… If there is a scale of success, clearly the name is climbing up steadily…

 “No one in the industry thinks about success in terms of banners that we are working for. Of course it is nice to have people who have already been successful in their field showing faith in you, but you only become a known name or personality after you have managed to entertain people with your songs. Here, at the end of the day, you need to have something worth giving, to be recognised. Today, when people come up to me and tell me they like my songs, it is a lovely feeling. I keep just thanking God and my parents for getting where I am today. Whether there was struggle, whether I suffered, whether I enjoyed every bit of it – it doesn’t matter, I have finally got to a place that has made my parents happy. I think that is what means the most to me. As for being a big name, I will always been the younger one in my household!”

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