Singer-actor Vanitaa Pande, celebrated for her recent hit ‘Saiyaan Jee,’ granted ETimes an exclusive interview, shedding light on her musical journey and challenging the perception of male dominance in the music industry. Known for her soul-stirring renditions in ‘Charkha Chanan Da’ and captivating cover songs, Vanitaa shared insights into her creative process, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and her distinctive perspective on the industry.
‘Saiyaan Jee’ for Vanitaa transcends the boundaries of a mere song; it is a narrative intricately woven with emotions and musical notes. Reflecting on her initial encounter with the track, she revealed, “When I heard the raw song for the first time, I was immediately moved by its lyrics and the feel of the song. It was a song that would appeal to people.” The collaboration with the esteemed composer Hiten Kumar, renowned for his magical touch in songs like ‘Paani Paani’ and ‘Jugnu,’ breathed life into the composition.
Vanitaa’s artistic journey, spanning several years, is a testament to her exploration of diverse genres. Rejecting the confines of a singular style, she emphasized, “As an artist, I think we should always strive to push our boundaries, so I want to explore each & every genre.” Despite her openness to various musical landscapes, she acknowledged a particular affinity for Jazz, where her voice harmonizes seamlessly, bringing forth the huskiness and sensuousness that define her unique style.
Addressing the prevailing dynamics in the music industry, Vanitaa adamantly dismissed the notion of male dominance. She asserted, “It’s not like it’s male-dominated. It’s an art form, so everyone has their own space.” The accomplished artist also took a moment to commend the achievements of talented female singers like Jasleen Royal, citing, “Many amazing and talented female singers are doing great work in their respective genres, like Jasleen Royal carving her niche with her music.”
As the conversation drew to a close, Vanitaa Pande reflected on the year 2023. Despite being engrossed in numerous productions throughout the year, she expressed her preoccupation with the release of ‘Saiyaan Jee.’ With the song now out, she admitted, “I will miss working on it.” Nevertheless, she expressed gratitude for bidding farewell to 2023 on a joyous note, fueled by the extraordinary response to ‘Saiyaan Jee,’ trending across all platforms.
Looking ahead, Vanitaa envisions more projects aligned with her passion. She hopes to continue creating music that resonates deeply with her audience, promising an exciting journey in the upcoming year. As she breaks stereotypes and challenges norms, Vanitaa Pande remains a beacon of inspiration in the dynamic world of music.