NEW DELHI: He wooed everyone with his smashing debut as MC Sher in the superfit film 'Gully Boy' and is basking in the glory of the success of his debut song 'Dhoop'. Siddhant Chaturvedi has admitted that his aim was not to establish himself as a singer but bring positivity and a feeling of hopefulness among people in these dark times of the lockdown.
He released his song on June 4 and it has already gathered 2,06,414 on the youtube channel.
Chaturvedi explained, "My goal was not to showcase myself as an established singer. My goal was that this is my vibe. My taste in music or whatever my taste is as a personality. The films I have chosen or the career graph I have chosen. So, I want the audience to understand me as a person and my taste is whatever I do."
"I want my audience to grow with me and share my taste. Everything should be inspiring and contributing to their lives as well," he further said.
He mentioned that he wants to make an impact on the lives of others through the kind of work he does.
Siddhant mentioned, "That's why I am here and not because I want to be famous -- a good-looking guy who made it. Those things don't interest me. I really like it if people listen to my song and are feeling happy and hopeful."
What stands about the song is the fact that Siddhant himself penned down the lyrics of the song apart from voicing it. The song was composed and produced by DAWgeek, he met him during an audio session for "Bunty Aur Babli 2", his forthcoming film.
Talking more about the song, the Bollywood newbie said, "The song's purpose is that sitting at home you can do something. I am bored, a lot of people were having mental issues. A lot of them felt low and disconnected. Even I did initially because it has just been a year for me that I have been on the run and suddenly everything stops."
He also stated that he hasn't been checking the views for his song as no marketing was planned for it. He wasn't even sure whether he'd release the song or not.
The actor said that he didn't want it to be a "rap number" since the genre doesn't interest him.
"To be honest I was trying to stay away. Coming out of a musical film if I dropped a rap or anything then people would think I am a rapper, which is not true. It is a skill set acquired in the film. I am not into rap. The music that I like is John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Armaan Malik or Arijit Singh type -- mellow is my vibe and rap is not. I never enjoyed rap," he emphasised.
The song was recorded during this prolonged quarantine period and the 27-year-old faced a lot of challenges while doing so.
Siddhant said that to avoid the sounds of dishes clinking and people talking he stuck to setting up a curfew at his home.
The newcomer said, "I had a different curfew set at my home while recording this at home. There was a lot of comedy too -- for half an hour I used to impose a proper curfew at home. That's how I recorded it."
He believes 'Dhoop' as a 'zero budget number' and merely involved 3 people, DAWgeek, him and his dad.