Mann Bharya fame B Praak has been one of the most sensational singers in the Punjabi music industry. He happens to be the first Punjabi Music Director who has amassed over 15000 million views on YouTube!
The magic he’s created, with his work, in the music space, has brought him to the top. Also, with his songs like Bewafaai, Masstaani, he has earned, both respect and hoards of love, from all over the world.
We got a chance to sit Praak and learn a few things about him while performing at Phoenix mall
How did your music journey begin?
Praak: Since my family is into music, growing up I was always surrounded by music and this stayed with me throughout my childhood and growing up days. There was nothing else I wanted to pursue but music. So, that is where it all began – with my family!
What are some of the mistakes you have made along your journey, and what have you learned from them?
Praak: Everyone including me has made mistakes in their life, but making mistakes is part and parcel of life. An individual learns from his mistakes, so it’s important to make mistakes and learn from them. I have made a lot of mistakes and I don’t know which one to point out in particular, but there are loads of mistakes that I have made and learnt from them.
It is very important to stay humble and grounded in life especially in this industry. I feel I have gained enough respect only because of staying humble and kind to people because it’s their blessings that count the most.
What do you think is the one thing missing in our Music Industry?
Praak: I feel a lot of things have changed in the music industry, but there are also a lot of things that are still missing. Bollywood has started recreating a lot of Punjabi music which needs to be avoided. I always make sure that we don’t recreate but make original music like we recently created two originals for Akshay Kumar.
How do you feel about performing at Phoenix today and do you think it’s a smart way to connect with fans?
Praak: I was very excited when Bollyboom approached me for this concert. It was such a great feeling to perform at Dublin Square, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla because Dublin Square is so massive and so is the mall which is like a shopper’s paradise. I was tremendously excited to perform and I was overwhelmed by the way people showered me with so much love and enthusiasm during the concert. It was beyond amazing!
What can we expect from you in the future?
Praak: There are a lot of projects that I am working on right now but only time will unveil this surprise.