Describing her as ‘magical’, 24 year old Palak Muchhaal spoke exclusively to at a newly built studio right next to her house. In this interview, the crooner talks about her song Kaun Tujhe from M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, her personal life and more.

Tell us about your latest song Kaun Tuje from M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Kaun Tujhe is a beautiful melody composed by Amaal and penned down by Manoj Muntashir. I have dubbed the song in two parts. First time when I dubbed it last year, I was not very happy with the outcome.

So I asked Amaal if I can redub the song, he agreed and here is the final product. I think it’s my favourite song that I have ever sung.

A lot of people say that not many songs are composed for female singers as compared to male singers. What are your views?
I am getting a lot of songs, so I am in a happy space. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was a female oriented melody, Kaun Tujhe is my solo number, and same was with Teri Khushboo from Mr X, so I have got so many female oriented solo numbers. Even now when the music composers call me up it’s for the songs which have prominent female parts. Of course there are more songs for male singers but that’s because more songs are filmed on actors than actresses.

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A lot of veteran singers and composers feel that it’s simpler to make a mark in the industry now. Do you agree?
I agree with this partially because it is simpler for us as we have good technical support. Back then, the veteran singers would record songs in one go. They would rehearse the song for a long time and would record with live musicians unlike now. But I don’t think it’s completely easy because back then we only had a few singers who would rule the industry. But today, there is a lot of competition and everyone is doing well. So making a mark is difficult as it is very tough to get one song.

It’s not a cakewalk for us because there are composers who make 15-20 singers sing a song and then choose the best one. You definitely got to deliver 200% to get your voice approved. It hasn’t happened with me, but this is a trend.

How is your relationship with your brother Palash Mucchal? Do you guys fight with one another while in the studio?
Not at all. As far as our work is concerned our professional lives are different. I do not know which project he is working on and vice versa. Our identities are different which is very important. While in the studio we maintain our professionalism and one cannot guess if he is my brother. Otherwise we are typical ‘brother-sister’ who fight like any other siblings.

So you don’t fight even while jamming?
Oh yes we do. Especially while we are rehearsing for our concerts since we perform together always and it’s mostly about the songs we are going to sing. If I am singing a song composed by him then he will have his opinion and I have mine. So these are the small things that we fight about.

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You have a great career what about your personal life. Are you seeing someone?
No I am not. I am completely single and not ready to mingle (laughs).

When do you intend to get married?

My family and I are very rooted to our culture. So I will be getting married someday for sure and my family also wants that. But as of now, my career is very important to my family and me. My family has shifted from Indore to Mumbai only for my career. I am lucky that I am not being pressurised for getting married. I shall marry when the right time comes.

The singers today enjoy a very low shelf life, what according to you is the reason for the same?

I think a lot depends on you, your hard work and your luck. A lot of people feel that they have achieved everything after delivering one hit number. So it’s important to maintain your hard work and your zeal. Also as I said previously that there are so many singers, that it might be a little difficult to get a good song again.

What do you think about actors interfering in the creative process of music making?
I think it is fine as actors do have a right to give their opinion and interfere in the music making process. They are the ones on whom the song will be filmed-but if that interference is to a certain extent then its welcome. Like Salman sir has a very good musical sense and that is why he contributes to the album, so why not!

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Tell us one song you would have never sung..
I think I wouldn’t have sung Sheela Ki Jawani and Munni Badnaam because I don’t sing item numbers. Not that I am disrespecting the singers who sing these songs but I feel it’s just not my forte.

One song you wish you would have sung..
I feel the title song of the film Sanam Re which is sung by Arijit bhaiya. 

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