By R.G. Vijayasarathy
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Singer and actress Vasundhara Das wants to enlighten fans of film songs about other forms of music too. And she loves being part of the World Music band that tries to experiment with diverse rhythms and tunes.
"The people of this country are great music lovers. But unfortunately majority of them are only listening to film music and getting lost in enjoying filmy songs. I want to change this attitude and try to change the enormous focus given to film music," Vasundhara told IANS.
Asked about her association with the World Music band, she said: "I wanted to be a part of a larger group that is trying to experiment in music to set new trends. The relevance of realistic music has to be well understood by music fans in the country," she said.
Vasundhara, who started her career as an actress in Kamal Haasan's "Hey Ram", says she drew inspiration from singer John Lennon of the Beatles group because despite his popularity he continued to experiment and be creative.
"You see his variety in songs like 'Imagine' and 'Double Fantasy' albums. He has done tremendous work in music and moved away from a stereotyped structure," said Vasundhara, who's sung popular Hindi numbers like "Shakalaka Baby" and "Salaam Namastey"
Born and brought up in Bangalore, Vasundhara has now moved to Mumbai to experiment with different facets of music.
"We are moving out and on a world tour. World Music band is a non-commercial organisation that is experimenting in world music. Many well-known musicians and songwriters are in this band. Those who want to experiment and infuse new thoughts in music can join this gang," she said.
Before entering the music industry, Vasundhara featured in the Tamil film "Citizen" with Ajith, the Malayalam movie "Ravana Prabhu" with Mohanlal and the Kannada flick "Lankesh Patrike" with Darshan.
She then worked in Hindi films like "Monsoon Wedding", "Film Star", "Pathar Bezuban" and "Kudiyon Ka Zamana". But she says she has always been more enthusiastic about si