The Saturday Saturday hitmaker Akriti Kakar has come up with a new version of Punjabi folk songs mash-up “Chitta Kukkad” and “Baghe Vich”. In a recent interview, Singer Akriti Kakar said that she wants to sing more for Punjabi films.
Akriti told IANS, “I had sung in a Punjabi film (‘Chak Jawana’) for Gurdas Maan Saab and also for composers like Jaidev. I would love to sing more in the Punjab film industry.”
The latest folk songs mash-up has already garnered over 14k views on Youtube.
The singer shared a post on her official Instagram handle when the song got released, she captioned the post: "Eagerly waiting to share THIS ONE with you !!! Video out TODAY Iss Baar Punjabi Folk ko Salaam"
She also told the news agency, “A lot of people (her fans) wanted to hear folk music so, I thought why not start with Punjabi folk that I’ve not done before. It’s been a very major part of my growing up years. All the years that I spent with my dadaji (grandfather), he used to play folk songs of artists like Parkash Kaur and Surinder Kaur.”
She also added, “I think that is how it became an integral part of my life. That’s also the reason why I chose to sing these folk songs. I would love to explore more… be it Punjabi folk or folk music from other places such as Gujarat, Bengal, South India, Himachal Pradesh or Rajasthan. So yes, you might hear me doing more folk songs.”