A number of artistes and the showbiz trade as an entire have been struggling because the Covid-19 outbreak. The movie and music industries virtually got here to a standstill through the lockdown final yr. Sisters Prakriti and Sukriti Kakar, who’ve sung for films in addition to featured in music movies like Kehndi Haan Kehndi Naa and Hum Tum, mentioned they thought they had been heading in the direction of a useless finish and had been contemplating different profession choices.
“Covid-19 clearly modified the timelines numerous issues that we had been presupposed to do within the first half of the yr. It might sound silly for us to simply complain for ourselves, as a result of everybody to some extent is affected deeply by state of affairs, companies are struggling. Final yr was very unhealthy, a lot that we had been having a backup plan. After all, music is one thing that we like to do. However we had been additionally different choices, as a result of it seemed like we had been heading to a useless finish, because the state of affairs was so unhealthy final yr,” the twins mentioned.
Issues began getting higher on the finish of final yr, and so they had been about to revive normalcy at work, however the second wave derailed their plans once more. “Issues acquired higher and it began feeling prefer it’s regular once more, work was choosing up. We tried taking pictures some songs. After which we had been hit by one other wave. So it simply appears like a loopy deja vu state of affairs. We’re unable to shoot our subsequent track. I believe 10 gigs by now have been canceled. Our work entails numerous travelling however that’s a giant no-no.”
Sukriti has accomplished playback for movies like Kapoor & Sons (Kar Gayi Chull) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Lakk Mera Hit), whereas Prakriti has sung Gazab Ka Hai Din for the movie Dil Juunglee and Katra Katra for Alone. However their playback careers on pause now, as a result of composers aren’t calling singers to studios for recording.
“There’s no idea of any music director or composer calling you into their studio to sing as a result of no one desires to take an opportunity. All people is working from dwelling, we’ve a recording arrange at dwelling. All communication is occurring on calls and everybody’s working from their homes just about,” they mentioned.
The twins collaborated with composer Amaal Malik to launch an Indian remix of Dua Lipa’s hit track Levitating, and managed to file it within the studio in November final yr. “We managed to file it within the studio in file, however we couldn’t shoot a video due to the lockdown. Dua Lipa has by no means collaborated with anybody in Asia, and it was an ideal accountability since we had been the primary ones. We have now one other worldwide remake collaboration with Amaal Malik, which goes to be out later as a result of that can also be delayed,” the sisters mentioned.