‘Lata Mangeshkar’ of Bihar’, Tripti Shakya is soon making big. She recently sang two duets in Bollywood, one with actor Rajpal Yadav for November release ‘Kutumb The Family’ directed by Amit Shree Yadav; other with singer Kailash Kher for upcoming film on Shree Krishna., having few other projects in hand. She was once little known singer giving out local stage performances. Mouth to mouth publicity spread far and wide, getting her praises in manifold.
She considers Lata Mangeshkar as her idols. Her first album ‘Pyaar Ke Bukhaar’ created spark in Bihar. Another in 2000’s, ‘Kabhi Ram banke Kabhi Shyam banke’ broke records. Wherever she went, people recognized her not as Tripti, but as singer of ‘Kabhi Ram banke Kabhi Shyam banke’. Tripti got overwhelmed by such audience responses. She considers that album as gift to her from God. These achievements didn’t anyway stop her. It motivated her to do even more big. She then lent her voice to TV shows, serials, albums, films etc., not only in Hindi but also in regional languages like Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Nepali etc.. Today we call her ‘Bihar Ki Kokila’, ‘Lata Mangeshkar’ of Bihar’ giving her place among popular singers in devotion like Anuradha Paudwal, Sadhana Sargam, Anup Jalota etc.
She advises upcoming singers, not to run behind success. She wants them to work hard on perfection, get basics clear.
“Present generation singers lack patience. They want more success in short span. Patience is necessary. When we started our journey, we had patience. We didn’t run after success. Success ran after us. We focused only on learning, making our base strong. That’s reason we exist for long. Our veterans, you see even sing today because of strong base. But singers today, last for few days. After that, they’re forgotten. So present generation should have patience to persist’, she says.
Appraising Independent music trend she says, there’s no dearth of talent today. Presence of social media is excellent for talents to be showcased virtually.