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I don't sing for money or fame: Shreya Ghoshal

You don't see her judging a talent hunt show, or featuring in music videos for her hit film songs. Shreya Ghoshal believes in making her presence felt only through her voice.

And if you're wondering where you heard her last, it could be in any one of the following films: Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Vivah, Dor, Guru and Ta Ra Rum Pum. Coming up are Aap Ka Suroor - The Movie, Chooriyan, Sunglass, Bong Connection and Zamanat, among others.

A pleasing-on-the-eye 23-yearold, Ghoshal is content to stay behind the scenes.

"A singer is known by his or her work and I don't think there is any need for me to be in the public gaze. I have never thought of ever getting featured in a song," she says.

When we catch up with her, Ghoshal has finished a six-hour long recording stint. However, there are no signs of tiredness.

She finds recording songs more exciting than performing live.

"While recording you have peace of mind and your creativity comes into play. It's like your own baby," says the singer who has been in the industry for six years now.

"I haven't slept properly for two nights but I don't mind as long as I am working. I sing for the love for music," says she.

I am an easy going person. I don't sing for money or fame. I was brought up in an environment where I was taught to love and respect music, not consider it a businessA private album is on the cards. Ghoshal's busy film recording schedule has slowed down her plans.

"I always feel that I must do something new, at least for my fans. I am definitely releasing an album. It's going to appeal to the youth with its soulful numbers," she adds.

Much like her melody-filled film songs? Unlike contemporaries such as Sunidhi Chauhan and Alisha Chinai, she has never tried venturing into rock.

"I know my strengths and limitations. I feel my voice suits romantic or sad numbers. If someone feels that I can do justice to a rock number, it will be an honour," says the National Award-winner (for her debut song, Bairi piya, in Devdas).

She loves the kind of music being produced by composers Pritam and Vishal-Shekhar.

"But everyone shouldn't imitate them because that will bring in monoton," she adds.

Though she records an average of five songs a day, Ghoshal does not want to be in the rat race.

"I am an easy going person. I don't sing for money or fame. I was brought up in an environment where I was taught to love and respect music, not consider it a business," she says.

Aan - Men At Work

* Koi Pyaar Na Kare with Sonu Nigam


* Tere Chehre Pe with Udit Narayan


* Saansein Ghulne Lagi with Sonu Nigam


* Tere Har Sapne with Sonu Nigam

Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara

* Chudion Ne with Priya Bhattacharya, Shaswati ***an
* Dil Pechara Pyaar Ka Maara with Udit Narayan
* Jane Kya Asar Tera Hua

Dil Maange More

* Maine Chun Liya with Udit Narayan


* Shikdum with Shaan


* Hum Tumko Nigahon Mein with Udit Narayan
* Soniye with Sukhwinder Singh


* Tere Chehre Se
* Thodi Tumse Shararat with Sonu Nigam

Gumnaam - The Unknown

* Ishq Ne Kitna with Adnan Sami


* Chuaraya Hai Teri Nazar with Babul Supriyo
* Tera Libaas with Sonu Nigam

Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya

* Agar Dil Kahe with Sonu Nigam


* Dil Dooba with Sonu Nigam
* Mere Maula with Richa Sharma
* Wada Raha with Arnab Chakravarthy
* Wada raha (Reprise) with Udit Narayan
* Yun Hi Hum Tumse Pyaar with Sonu Nigam

King Of Bollywood

* Gaon Ki Gori with Shaan

Krishna Cottage

* Suna Suna

Main Hoon Na

* Goro Gori Gori Gori with Anu Malik, K.K., Sunidhi Chauhan
* Main Hoon Na with Sonu Nigam
* Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha with Abhijeet

Mission Mumbai

* Kaala Jadoo with Abhijeet


* Ek Dil Ne (Casa Brittona Mix) with Kunal Ganjawala

Paisa Vasool

* Yadon Mein with Shaan

Phir Milenge

* Betab Hai Dil with Sonu Nigam


* Kal Raat Se with Kumar Sanu

Police Force

* Aahi Re Mei


* Hadh Se Jyada Sanam with Sonu Nigam

Rok Sako To Rok Lo

* Rok Sako To Rok Lo with Babul Supriyo, Ishaan, Lalit, Shaan


* Aao Jannat Mein with Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Mohd. Aziz, Nirja Pandit


* No Info Available


* Ni Soniye with Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam.

Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum

* Tauba Tauba with Udit Narayan
* Aanchal Hai Pawan with Udit Narayan
* Sun Re Peepal with Sonu Nigam, Vaishali Samant and Sadhana Sargam.


* Dil To Udne Laga

Tumsa Nahin Dekha

* Dhanak Ka Rang
* Maine Soch Liya with Udit Narayan
* Mujhe Tumse Mohabbat Hai
* Mujhe Tumse Mohabbat Hai with Shaan
* Yeh Dhuan Dhuan with Roop Kumar Rathod

Wajahh - A Reason to Kill

* Sapna Koi
* Wada Yeh Kar Sathiyawith Anand Raj Anand


* Dil Ke Badle Dil To with Babul Supriyo:
Soft, romantic 'Cheeni kum' tops music charts

New Delhi, June 10: The title song of "Cheeni kum" has gradually grown on music lovers, managing to reach the top of the charts. Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, the track is a treat for her fans.

The top 10 songs for the week are:

1. "Cheeni kum" - Film: "Cheeni Kum"; Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja; Singer: Shreya Ghoshal. The soft, romantic number is ruling the charts. Shreya goes solo in this track and amazes everyone with her sweet, innocent and melodious voice.

2. "In dino" - Film: "Metro"; Music Director: Pritam; Singer: Soham. After staying on top of the chart, this romantic rock number has slid to number two this week. The song showcases Pritam's creativity.

3. "Jhoom" - Film: "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom"; Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; Singer: Shankar. Crooned by Shankar, the song surely makes its mark, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in a new get-up. Gulzar's lyrics are predominantly Punjabi, while Shankar adds a classical touch in between.

4. "Ganpat" - Film: "Shootout At Lokhandwala"; Music Director: Anand Raj Anand; Singer: Mika. The film's release has helped the track, which has moved quite a few notches up, landing on number four from the ninth position. The situational song, however, might not last long.

5. "Woh Ajnabee" - Film: "The Train"; Music Director: Mithoon; Singer: Shilpa Rao. Critics have panned the film but this dance number is doing well for itself. Mithoon's racy music and Shilpa's sensuous voice makes it a track worth listening.

6. "Assalam walekum" - Film: "Aap kaa Surroor"; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya; Singer: Himesh Reshammiya. A pop number, the love song is dedicated to the protagonist's ladylove in the film.

7. "Mayyaa" - Film: "Guru"; Music Director: A.R. Rahman; Singers: Mayya Toller, Chinmayee and Keerthi. Featuring Mallika Sherawat, the song has a Middle East flavour and it continues to rock even months after the film's release.

8. "Ta ra rum pum" - Film: "Ta Ra Rum Pum"; Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar; Singers: Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Sneha Suresh and Shravan Suresh. It is a lively and peppy number, and consistent whistling makes this track vivacious. The lyrics, however, lack creativity.

9. "Sajanaji vaari" - Film: "Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd"; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan and Shekhar Ravjiani. The film was a huge hit and the magic of this track, which has a folk touch, is intact. Sunidhi is at her best in the song that has amazing dance vibes.

10. "It's rocking" - Film: "Kya Love Story Hai"; Music Director: Pritam; Singer: Alisha Chinai. The film flopped but this item number that boasts of Indo-Western fusion is popular among the youth.

(Source: The Music Shop, Khan Market, New Delhi)
Shreya Ghosal songs list for 2007: Some of these songs we will feature:

Aap Ka Surroor

* Tera Mera Milna with Himesh Reshammiya
* Tera Mera Milna (Remix) with Himesh

* Tera Mera Milna (House Remix) with Himesh

* Jhoot Nahin Bolna with Himesh Reshammiya
* Jhoot Nahin Bolna (Remix) with Himesh Reshammiya

Big Brother

* Piya with Kunal Gunjawala, Ustad Sultan Khan

Cheeni Kum

* Baatein Hawa With with Amitabh Bachchan
* Baatein Hawa Without
* Cheeni Kum
* Jaane Do Naa


* Kala Doriya with Rajesh, Sardool Sikander


* Chhua Mere Dil Ko with Shaan


* Barso Re with Keerthi

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

* Jaane Hai Woh Kahan with Shaan

Khanna & Iyer

* Raasta Pyaar Ka with Kunal Ganjawala
* Raasta Pyaar Ka (Remix) with Kunal Ganjawala
* Rootho Naa with Kunal Ganjawala

Manoranjan - The Entertainment

* Saat Samundar with Kalpana
* Saiyyan Ki Baiyyan Main Thaame Chali Thi with Kalpana

Ta Ra Rum Pum

* Ab To Forever with Kay Kay, Vishal Dadlani
* Ta Ra Ra Ra Rum



(Keh raha hai dil diwaana jaane jaan khaake kasam)2
My crazy heart swears to you my darling
Hum ishq main mar jayenge kuch bhi sanam kar jaayenge
I'll die for you, I'll do anything for you in the name of love
Chodenge na daaman yaar ka ((wada raha - 3) pyaar ka)2
but I'll never leave you. This I promise you

Keh raha hai dil diwaana jaane jaan khaake kasam
My crazy heart swears to you my darling

Dooriyaan na ab zara ho jaana, saanson ke darmiyaan
there won't be any distance between our breaths
Chhedti hai dhadkanon ko pal pal mausam ki narmiyaan
the softness in the air plays with our heartbeats
Toh aaja chahaton ki shabanam pi le, lamhon mein sadiyon ko ji le
so c'mon, drink from the dewdrops of desire, lets live a lifetime in this moment
Keh raha hai, pal suhana, jaane jaan khaake kasam
this beautiful moment swears to you, my love

Tu khayaalon ke haseen saaye mein rehata hai raat din,
you reside in the beautiful shadows of my thoughts
Kuch nahi hai zindagani meri, ab tanha tere bin
now life means nothing without you
Toh aaja janmon ka bandhan jode, thaam ke baahen na chhode
so c'mon, lets bond for lifetimes, lets hold each other and never let go
Keh raha hai, har phasaana, jaane jaan khaake kasam
every story swears to you my darling

(Keh raha hai dil diwaana jaane jaan khaake kasam)2
my crazy heart swears to you my darling
Hum ishq main mar jayenge kuch bhi sanam kar jaayenge
I'll die for you, I'll do anything for you in the name of love
Chodenge na daaman yaar ka ((wada raha - 3) pyaar ka)2
but I'll never leave you. This I promise you


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