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Readers may remember singer-actress Vasundhara Das, who made a dazzling performance in Mohanlal starrer Ravana Prabhu in 2001. This much-in-demand singer down South is the founder of a well-known world musical band named 'Arya' which comprises musicians from various backgrounds in music, ranging from Hindustani and Carnatic classical music to jazz, Latin, rock and pop.
With her musical band that experiments with diverse rhythms and tunes, she now wants to promote other forms of music too. "The people of this country are great music lovers. But unfortunately, the majority of them are only listening to film music and getting satisfied enjoying film songs. I want to change this attitude of the people and try to reduce the enormous focus given to film music," she said during an interview to a news agency.
Vasundhara, who started her career as an actress in Kamal Hassan's Hey Ram, said the relevance of realistic music has to be better appreciated by music fans in the country. Hence she wants to experiment in music and set new trends. Born and brought up in Bangalore, Vasundhara has now moved to Mumbai to experiment with different facets of music. "Those who want to experiment and infuse new thoughts in music can join this gang," she added.
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. Vasundhara hopes to act again! "But the film should have a strong story line and I have to get the right banner and a good director," the actress said.