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Sunidhi Chauhan on her career struggles: Was typecast for having a masculine voice

In a recent interview, Sunidhi Chauhan spoke about the struggles she faced in the early days of her career.

Sunidhi Chauhan on her career struggles: Was typecast for having a masculine voice
Sunidhi Chauhan

Last Updated: 02.04 PM, Sep 18, 2023


Sunidhi Chauhan has been taking the internet by storm with her concert videos, which have started a fan frenzy among netizens, praising her impeccable singing talent and dancing skills. An inspiration to millions, the singer has had her share of struggles during the initial days of struggle. In a recent interview, Sunidhi revealed how she was typecast into singing item number songs, but Anu Malik stood by her and saw the potential in her.

Her support system

During an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sunidhi recalled an incident when music composer Anu Malik fought with filmmakers Abbas-Mastan, the directors of Ajnabee, over whether Sunidhi would be the one singing the song "Meri Zindagi Mein." She said, "He said only Sunidhi would sing Meri Zindagi Mein. It was someone else’s song, a very big singer’s song. It worked, and then I got all the romantic numbers. So it’s sometimes about that one person taking charge."

In the same interview, she opened up about being typecast for having a masculine voice but said that she takes it as a compliment now. Sunidhi said that people don’t know what to call it. There is the thin voice and then the thick one, and in the middle, it’s masculine. She said it’s a gift from God, and so she takes it as a compliment.

Her rapport with Shreya Ghoshal

When asked about her rapport with fellow singer Shreya, Sunidhi said, "Not just Shreya; there are so many other singers. Shilpa Rao, Shalmali (Kholgade), Neeti (Mohan)... you have to look at us when we meet. It's a party. We love meeting each other. We chat, and we crack up. We're just here for the music and the love for it, purely."

Sunidhi made her singing debut with Ram Gopal Varma's 1999 film Mast. She is known for popular Hindi songs such as Sheela Ki Jawani, Ae Watan, Sajde, Kashmir Tu Mein Kanyakumari, and many more.

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