Excerpts from the interview:
Is Indian music becoming global?Yes, definitely. Indian music is going global and the credit goes to A. R. Rehman for taking Indian music to international heights.
Which has been the most memorable moment in your career?The most memorable moment of my life was when I met A. R. Rehman.
How has your experience been from 'Dil Se' to 'Is Dil Se'?The experience has been wonderful. I am really happy and satisfied. And yes naming this album as 'Is Dil Se' was purely a coincidence. However, there is nothing like that we wanted to cash on something from 'Dil Se' to 'Is Dil Se'.
Tell us something about the album 'Is Dil Se'.
How is this album different from your last album?My last album 'Nasha Hi Nasha' was based on Trans music whereas this album is completely filmy style. This has all romantic, naughty songs.
Which is your favorite song in this album?I like all the songs. Title song as well as another song 'Tauba Tauba' are my favorites. I have really enjoyed singing for this album. It's very close to my heart.
Aren't you fond of Sufi music?
Yes, Sufi music is very close to my heart. Since childhood I have been visiting mosques and have been listening to Sufi hymns. Sufi music is very close to my heart… it's God music…comes straight from the heart.
What appeals you more -- album songs or film songs?