Known for her exhilarating Hindi film songs like ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyyan’ and ‘Baby doll’, singer Kanika Kapoor feels happy to see that her non-film songs such as ‘Cheater Mohan’ reaching a wide audience.
Mid-Day reports Kapoor telling IANS, “People usually like listening to film songs, but now things are changing. Singles and non-movie music is also getting acknowledged and I am glad that my non-film song ‘Cheater Mohan’ is being appreciated by a larger audience.”
Written by Shabbir Ahmad, ‘Cheater Mohan’ has a mix of Bhojpuri and English lyrics, with many quirky lines. The song’s YouTube video was launched on the 17th September, 2018 and has received 4,000,000 + views. Kapoor went onto say, “The lyrics were made in front of me and when I first read the lyrics, I was not able to control my laughter. For a long time, I wanted to create a family song. I wanted to make a song which is enjoyed by everyone, from children to an old person. So, I narrated my idea to Shabbirji and we both started working on it to create a peppy and fun song.”
Having started her musical journey with recreations of old songs, Kapoor also voiced concern over the treatment of remakes these days. “In our industry, many hit songs have been recreated horribly. There is no harm in recreations, but one should not distort the original song. If I recreate some old song, I will always make sure that I don’t destroy it”, added the ‘Jugni Ji’ singer.