Badshah: My parents forced me into engineering, I blame the society | It's Entertainment

Badshah: My parents forced me into engineering, I blame the society | It's Entertainment



there's not much money in my con I mean it's invested here and there but I don't have a lot of money in my time okay I'm spending more just gotta spend up live in the moment yeah see money is important because money's is a resource yes I've been able to live without money but I've not been able to live without music I can't be competition because there's such great talent from around a bit right I have to have either better like any other Indian kid you did engineering because it'd be a parent Society my state of mind is to take India to Indian music to the next level okay well it's about time we get the respect that we deserve oh you think we don't get that automatically in what to begin with presence recognition okay money's infrastructure really yeah I mean India is not what people have seen in Slumdog Millionaire oh yes there is wrong representation India is much wasn't that yeah I would want to follow the footsteps of are you Sh'ma I think it's yeah yeah scrip census yeah and I just he I just hope he stays busy for like next three years so that the projects the he's not able to do yeah really you would want to do movies like mainstream films like he's doing is he's done some crazy work yeah yeah that's what I want I don't want to be a hero in a country that has 1.3 billion people my guest was ranked 63rd richest Indian celebrity by Forbes he is the face of Walley would rap but he says if not for a rapper he would be an IAS officer so let's find out all about Badshah and he joins me on the show today that compassion thank you congratulations your song fatherland II five million views within 24 hours which is quite remarkable alright tell me when you release a song and you go to the comment section of any celebrity of any product there's always this one section which loves you these are those people who will dress like you and you know love you but the other side is the one that makes memes out of it trolls you and that's how the content also spreads do you think negative publicity in the end helps you reach these milestones which is in this case seventy five million views in 24 hours I mean it's it's been said that any sort of publicity but it hurts any sort of negativity hurts as well because artists generally are very emotional you know but I tend to keep all this away from me I think to stay away from it okay but sometimes it just gets to you sometimes it gets to sometimes it catches you in the wrong moment so when you read these comments they do affect you Oh depends on my mood sometimes you know I'm just haunting gaze into karma but sometimes it does affect like beneath this tough surface there is a scent a sensitive soul like you don't have enough surface you don't what about being bachi you know people know he was this cool rapper who has a sense of style fashion conference he performs in front of millions of people live in so in the moment he saw a life but that's also an image you have to live up to every single day the days when you don't want to be so out there you want to keep to yourself but you have to still give interviews you still have to go perform does it get too much I'm like I'm generally very laid-back and it's everything but when I'm performing I know it's my task it's what I love to do right if I put all my energy there and it's my job to entertain the audience it's my job that when they go back from the concert they remember the night by I know what my job is I know what my duty is as an entertainer and I love doing that but otherwise I'm just like very chilled it's chosen my mannerisms chosen my conversations chosen my attire you people are the ones the wave you brought in the wave of rap I think it's thanks to you all that so many people on the streets who are rappers are coming up now but for people who are already like established and are sort of ruling does it become a threat because now music labels do want to sign more fresh talent which are rappers I can't call it a threat I think it's a healthy competition keeps you on your toes right you know there's no fun if there's no competition right you wake up a new song especially where I come from Punjab you know that's like new songs every day it's it's it's it's something that keeps you on your toes and wants you to perform better and better and that's how I think an artist it was as well it's very important for any artists journey I think it's it's responsible for my constant evolution as well I can't be complacent because there's such great talent coming out of it right I have to I have to be the best so you've never felt threatened by anybody never threatened never I I know like I know I can make good music so that's how important is money in this industry see initially of course you need exposure and you need people to know that oh there's this person but now that you're established I would say as the number-one rapper in Bollywood how important is money when it comes to signing new projects see money is important because money's a is a resource yes it's a resource to make things happen yeah so it is important it is important in everything on making it can present again promoting it it's it's it's an integral part of the whole process right so you cannot deny the importance of money but doing it purely for them for the sake of money yeah I don't think you can achieve anything out of doing anything just for the money okay I mean you have to have the passion and money is a byproduct it's it's a it's a bonus it's it's a bonus but you know if you like you have to be passionate about doing something and then the bonus is huge yeah you know a lot of celebrities say like you who've made something out of nothing you did not have anybody backing you from the industry when you started that when you initially get so much money you get you get carried away because I still do get it I still do it really okay yes I am but what do you mean by getting carry I mean then that becomes somewhere I mean that it drives you to do more work never like that does not it is never a priority I know it's it's important I know I lied I need money to get a lot of things but I know my priority is music because I've been able to live without money but have not been able to live without music so I know it's also yeah you also get to invest that much in your work then how do you make I'm just a lot of money back into my work a lot of people don't know that okay but I think that's that's that's a major key to become big I mean yeah I invest a huge chunk of my money back into my business of course Maya I've got my label but you know there are other things that I do to make my brand bigger yeah which a lot of people don't see there's also a certain lifestyle that a celebrity has to maintain you know when they are in the public eye and it makes them spend on things they maybe don't want to spend because the circle changes it's the standard of living changes oh okay it wasn't be like that yeah I was finding okay like I've never been Oh savor like my father tells me to save money I have built assets but I've never saved money like there's not much money in my account I mean it's invested here and there but I don't have a lot of money in my account okay um I'm spending more just gonna spend up live in the moment yeah tell us about your debut you upcoming film can Danny shikaka know it's it's taken you a while to I think even make a cameo I would say yeah a lot of people do it the moment they catch the limelight we suddenly see them in different different scenes at least but it's taken you a while where you choosing scripts or this is on request and you just want to stop the care or you know I mean I've been offered good roles at the bar I don't know I mean destiny had hurt a lot of credit goes to Sonakshi she basically called me and she didn't ask much it told me to be on the sets please come into it this comment do it this is for you this is nobody else can do it rate it it's only you can do so like if sonakshi's and I is calling you I mean she must have faith she must have a lot of faith yeah and of course it happened I don't plan to become an actor but I would want to follow the footsteps of Irish man I think yeah your script senses and I just he I just hope he stays busy for like next three years so that the projects the he's naughty will do yeah really you would want to do movies like mainstream films like he's doing Susie's done some crazy work yeah yeah that's what I want I don't want to be a hero right like like probably uh probably what he did in the guy who probably were you didn't Vicky Donor yeah something like something that's irrelevant then that's something quirky as you excite me as a music artist there are two things you do one you work for Bollywood and when you do independent view music what do you enjoy more independently yeah then so I make an independent song pick the biofield releases yeah all the time but yeah but do you think these days are when Wally would having such a wide reach in terms of fans and audience independent artists need Bollywood not at all okay I think Bollywood needs individuals I see yeah that's why the remaking songs what's your take on that good if done well so you're not against it you enjoy it I'm I am for good music okay anything can be a good remake give me anything and just be an instrumental right it has to be good like the last good remake I think c'mon it which is brilliant which i think is better than the original okay I mean of course I might be shy he's one of my favorite composers I think it was ahead of his time but I think awesome re the whole package yeah it was equally successful as a song was so I think automatic yeah but I would call you an immense you are an immense success in terms of starting from scratch and being a brand right now but they say behind every successful person there are a lot of millions and millions of euros who help you who are these people in your life I can't I I cannot take credit my team I mean of course my parents my family but I think largely my team and this is what I want to tell people I think it's not a single person you know I was very curious when I was researching that you thought you would be if not a rapper you will be an IAS officer you were a math student and you were I I don't know why I said that that I didn't mean that you didn't mean that I don't mind and I this is this you know every time I get asked this question and I don't know what to say because I I was I don't know I said that a lot of respect for years of no offense yeah I don't think I can be an IAS officer can I can I'm not made to be an iOS officer I made to be what I am you were into civil engineering though I have how did the turn happen I think I did it because of my parents and I think my parents forced me to make any other Indian kid you did engineering because of the society okay blame it on the society yeah but you know I a good time I learned a lot about music in my college right so you've taken calculated risks and you're sure you're saying that because of the society and then to do something which is unconventional and be a success I'm sure that there must have been moments where you really had to take tough calls and believe in yourself well no Ben does also take like taking the leap of faith so coach our game oh it was not like me no no no no I like I was working simultaneously I was working during the day I was going to the studio and then I was making songs I was releasing them yeah I'm talk–i wake Willie Brimley yoga okay so like why would my parents why would my parents not want me to be an to be a musician I think only because it is the risk of money I mean but once I proved ya to them there's a lot of money when it comes to money there's a lot of it a lot of money in this yeah it's more than you made it to Forbes for god sake yeah he doesn't even know what forms is so that is all I have to prove so that was my first term okay to make money just to convince them I haven't make money from this profession okay and once I did it I was so apart from the love of songs and music what drives you it's music it's just speaking new songs right now I think I mean my state of – to take India to Indian music to the next level okay Joe bleah well well it's about time we get respect that we deserve oh you you think we don't get that in what way to begin with presents the recognition okay money's okay infrastructure clearly yeah I mean you go out there doing concerts I don't think we have the infrastructure to do great concerts okay and we've got so many artists I mean out there in the West I'm not comparing the West but out there in the West I think independent musician is if not bigger it's probably as big as a Hollywood star and some cases they're like bigger than right it's what it's all about Bollywood in India which is fine I mean but and I want to break the idea of the presentation of India I think India is not what people have seen in Slumdog Millionaire oh yes wrong representation India is much worse than that yeah there's so much more to India than just like slums yeah so I I really want to do that that's a good cause actually you get it the respect no of course like I I know I know I got I'm fascinated with Korea because of kpop oh yes I know Korea exists a country like South Korea exists because of niggas in kpop and their budgets are in Cu young yes so that is how they represent their country so I want to be I mean I've seen that when the concerts happen people wait for three days in line just really sleeps these houses 70,000 people camping right but it's it's it's the way they they've done it for themselves and it's taken them 25 years I know it'll take a long time but someone has to be here what like makes you but more alive when you are singing in a studio to yourself for yourself or when you are in front of an audience entertaining your fans I think life yeah I mean it's it's it's not a process like make a song and then I'm kicked about performing it hmm so it's like it's like making a like making a sub G and then setting it to someone and then the so it's like and for us we are fortunate ya know it's it's an instant gratification mm-hmm you know victims even potentially other heat Java right which is amazing and the audience also very different in different parts of the world which is your favorite audience because if you go to say on Japan for example very sophisticated I don't know but that's how did you you come to India people are going insane which I'll make sure you don't cheer like that but I have been to places with a cheer like that yeah I mean it and by the end of the concert they're standing on the chairs I've been so you've changed that about yeah I mean that's that's what my music is all about it's about it's all about you know it's all about the listener geez the artist and audience come together I love performing everywhere right Delhi of course is my hometown yeah Delhi is my so if a song is a hit in Delhi it's gonna be it a bit about this I must say you have a very different persona offstage I mean on stage I would maybe expect someone to be I would expect you to dance your way onto this set with music and you know be a little more like the hyper but you really stable yeah but you're very stable very like it's it's great I mean you both both of you are real but seems according to the white great cause I hope you get us all the respect and recognition that I don't I mean the people who have done that already yeah on discussion come on sir but I'm not in the pop space probably you know that's what I aspire to yeah the space limit e-4 you guys yes all the ways batch of what a pleasure talking to you Mike will and great conversation all the best for many many more songs to come thank you thank you

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