Armaan Malik: “Bollywood is a very risky place to be in”

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Armaan Malik
Armaan Malik

At present, they’re enjoying the peaks of success in Bollywood’s music industry; ruling the charts, gaining popularity with each passing day, they’ve undoubtedly made a place for themselves in Hindi Cinema and are here to stay, however, the journey was never an easy one for brothers Armaan and Amaal Malik.

Despite hailing from a family which has been in the film industry for many years, for example, music director Anu Malik is their uncle, the duo faced many challenges to break through the stereotype of being born with a silver spoon to create music that would attract the attention of an ever-changing generation filled with varied musical tastes and preferences.

In a recent interview with ANI, Business Standard reports the ‘Tumhe Apna Banane Ki’ singer shared that being successful in Bollywood was far from a walk in the park and one tends to be discouraged from pursuing it right from outset. “People don’t think music to be a reliable source of income or career, which I will agree in a way because Bollywood is a very risky place to be in.”

Perseverance and doing your research will get you far. He added, “In this filmy world, you will have success today but may not have it tomorrow. But if you are prepared to face the challenge it throws, that’s when you should venture in this industry. I was ready for this and had all sorts of support from my parents.”

Speaking about brother Armaan’s decision to become a singer a ‘bold’ one, the ‘Hate Story 3’ (2015) music director, Amaal Malik, commented saying, “People expected Anu Malik or my dad, Daboo Malik, to give Armaan a break as he was the first singer from a family of music composers. But that didn’t happen. Armaan spoke to the best of the industry and I have assisted the best music directors in India to know what goes behind music making. So, none of us had an advantage.”

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