OdishaLIVE Bureau

Barnali Hota, the youth heart throb from Odisha is on a roll these days. She has recently sung for a Bangladeshi art film and has received rave reviews for her melodious voice.  With a new cover song to be launched soon by OdishaLIVE, she had a chat with OdishaLIVE at our studio. Following is a brief on the chat.

What was the movie that featured your song?
The film is titled Backspace, produced by – Hossain Ahmad Masum, Directoed by – Syed Sayed Ahmed and it stars- Fahima Rima, Tusar Chowdhury, Al Abid, Lamyea Islam, Farzana Sultana Sumona and it released on youtube recently.
Where was it recorded and what was your experience in delivering the song? 
It was recorded at a studio in Bhubaneswar and mixed at Dhaka. My experience is that the song is so beautiful that I think it’s one of the very few songs which I feel connected to. I feel blessed to sing guruji’s (Rabindra Nath Tagore) song being a student of his university and feel really blessed to have got the opportunity to sing in an international (Bangladeshi) film I think I am the first one among young artists of Odisha to have sung in a Bangladeshi film. Also I have got many messages from people of Bangladesh in praise of this song                     
What about your other Bengali songs? Which one goes popular?  
I have another track to be released Hindi and has Bengali fused into it.   
What’s your plan on higher studies now and how you would like to move forward in making your footing more strong in the world of music? 
I want to pursue music after my 12th and learn programming as well and of course continue general studies simultaneously. Also to make my footing strong I would like to learn more and try to get into classical field of music.                                             
Any plan to pursue to get a good break in Bollywood?
Yes, hope to get it if god blesses.                             
Does your stay at Viswa Bharati Shantiniketan inflence you or helped you to get into Bangla entertainment and music world?
Shantiniketan has helped me to speak Bangla fluently which helped me to get into Bangla industry and shantiniketan is a place where students from all countries come to pursue arts so being with them has influenced me and my music a lot.