Singer Shweta Shetty recently spoke to indianexpress.com about making a comeback in the music industry after 20 years, recreating her 1994 ballad ‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’.
When Shweta Shetty sung ‘Khidki pe aaona bahar naa jau, kaise mein sare din ghar mein bitau’ in the late 90s, none of us had an idea that the song will become relevant in 2020-21. The legendary 90s pop icon of India, who refers to herself as a newcomer, was “absolutely thrilled” when she got to know that her single ‘Deewane To Deewane Hain’ was trending on YouTube all over again. And that’s when she thought to make her comeback after 20 years of being away from the music industry.
“For me, it (‘Deewane To Deewane Hain’ trending) was a sweet gift, which gave me the idea to reconnect, to produce a track for my fans.” Soon enough, she started working on her latest track ‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’ which is a retro/Disco take on a 1994 ballad by Salim-Sulaiman.
“I wanted to get back to Disco, I love the genre. My first (‘Johnny Joker’) song was Disco with Biddu. For me, it played a very important part in my life. I went a little folk with Deewane but I always have been a fan of Disco. I have always titled myself as the Disco Queen,” the 51-year-old told indianexpress.com, adding, “I always had ‘Jalne Me Hai Mazaa’ in my mind. I wanted to give it a Disco version. During the lockdown, I got in touch with Addy S (the maker of the new version) and spoke to him about recreating this song.”
But why Disco? “Because I want to make people dance. I don’t know anything beyond that. I am born for entertaining and spreading happiness. I am happy that the song has come out exactly the way I envisioned it. It (the song) is just so beautiful. It is about love, passion and intensity and it resonates with me as a person.”
‘Jalne Mein Hai Mazaa’s recreated version was released recently and it received an overwhelming response. In the comment section of the song, which is on YouTube, people admired Shweta, her new look and remembered her old songs that made her a phenomenon in the music scene of the 90s.
When asked why it took her so long to make a comeback, Shweta quipped that she got married in 1996, moved to Germany where she lived for 20 years, and in those years, she concentrated on giving her best to her marriage.
News Source: The Indian Express