”I enjoy singing dance numbers because they offer a scope to display my range as a singer. High energy is needed for singing such vibrant numbers, which adds to the excitement of an artist,” said Kanika. The singer shot to fame by singing Baby Doll for Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS 2, last year. The number composed by Meet Brothers Anjjan took the charts by storm. This was followed by Lovely, another chartbuster that Kanika recorded for Deepika Padukone in Happy New Year.
Earlier this year, Kanika’s voice was heard in Chittiyan Kalaiyan in Roy, as a playback singer for Jacqueline Fernandez. Her new song Desi Look, once again for Sunny Leone in her upcoming flick Ek Paheli: Leela, was recently launched too. “I may largely be associated with hit dance numbers but I am also getting offers to experiment with other music genres. My classical background is proving to be a boon for singing soulful numbers,” claimed Kanika, who is enjoying the response of Chhil Gaye Naina, the promotional video picturised on Anushka Sharma for the actress’ production debut, NH 10.
“Things have come to me by surprise,” said Kanika, who flew down from London for a voice trial for Baby Doll. “The trial track impressed Ekta Kapoor so much that she decided to retain it for her film,” recalled the 33-year-old singer. Cashing in on cricket fever, thanks to the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2015, Kanika has recorded a new song, Heroes (We Could Be), for Universal Music to celebrate the spirit of the game in India. The Indian version of the song is inspired by the track of a similar number by Grammy-nominated Swedish deejay-producer Alesso, which was a global hit.
“We have tried to capture the mood of the people watching cricket through music. I know I will be compared with the original singer but we have tried to capture the fever (of the game) as seen in India,” said Kanika.
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