Shilpa Rao opens up on feeling hurt about many of her original songs being less popular than their cover versions

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The music industry is an evolving industry. Every day we get to see something or the other. We have seen many budding singers or professional singers for that matter do cover songs. And sometimes the cover songs become more popular than the original songs.

We recently had a conversation with singer Shilpa Rao where we asked her if she had ever felt cornered in the industry. To which she said, “I have done some work that I’m very proud of and honestly speaking I have been consistent with my work year after year and I love doing that. I have got a lot of appreciation from the people I have worked with and from the listeners. But, there are times when my stature probably is not as visible as a lot of cover singers. Sometimes they are far more visible than people who actually do sing a song. So, it does get to you at some point. It’s like I did sing a song and she just covered it.”

She added, “But I have learned to look for answers within and won’t blame. Rather I would work harder and do better at my work.”

Watch the interview here.

Shilpa Rao had given some amazing chartbusters like ‘Khuda Jaane’ ‘Manmarziyan’ ‘Kalank’ title track and ‘Ghungroo’ to name a few.

She has recently collaborated with renowned sitar player Anoushka Shankar, and British composer-singer and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Anoushka recently released the video of the single ‘Those Words’, featuring Shilpa and Ayanna.

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