Benny Dayal hot property in Bollywood

He first made Pappu dance and now he has the whole of Bollywood dancing to his tunes. Benny Dayal is now hot property in B'town.

In the recent past, most of the singer's tunes have topped the charts. From Choomantar in Mere Brother ki Dulhan to Aadat Se Majboor in Ladies Vs Ricky Behl and the super funky Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu to Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hoon in Jodi Breakers, this Chennai boy is conquering new p>

With his popularity soaring in B'town, is this talented singer shifting base to Mumbai? "I am taking things as they come and I have no such plans as yet."

Talking about Ekk Mein or Ekk Tu, which is already a hit, he says, "It is a fun song and I had a good time singing it. Amit (Trivedi) had approached me for trying out a track. I flew down to Mumbai, where the recording took place. It clicked immediately. As far as Amit is concerned, he is a complete delight to work with. He lets the singer make the song their own and brings out the best in everyone."

On one hand, the Pappu Can’t Dance hit maker has worked with the maestro — A. R. Rahman and on the other he seems to be a favourite of composers like Salim-Sulaiman, Amit Trivedi and Sohail Sen. "They may be young when it comes to age but are well grounded in experience. They have been in the music industry long enough — working as assistants and on background scores. They know what they want and work like thorough professionals," he says of the young composers of Bollywood.

For Benny art is all about freedom and he has no qualms about actors making it big with playback singing. "There is no written rule that actors can't sing and vice versa," he says. So, would he try his hand in acting? "Well, I am not interested. Right now my priority is music. But, if something interesting turns up, I’ll consider it." About his future plans, he says, "I certainly have more up my sleeve." Knowing Benny, it might just be something big!


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