Suraj Jagan – the ‘Rock star’ in Bollywood playback

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Since the release of the Bollywood soundtrack 7 Khoon Maaf, singer Suraj Jagan is being praised by both, audiences and critics for his energetic vocals on the hard rock track ‘Dil Dil Hai’. The song has been composed by the multi-talented Vishal Bharadwaj, and lyrics penned by the legendary Gulzar. With ‘Dil Dil Hai’ from 7 Khoon Maaf, Suraj Jagan is being hailed as the ‘Rock Star’ in Bollywood playback.

The song bridges the gap between ‘Hard Rock’ and Bollywood. The youth all over the country have responded to this song with excitement as this is the genre that was missing in Bollywood films.

Speaking exclusively to BollySpice, Suraj talked about working with Bharadawaj. “This is the first time I have have worked with him. It was an absolute pleasure working with Vishalji… He is a very down to earth person and it was great to see him enjoying my singing during the recording of ‘Dil Dil Hai’.”

Talking about singing the track he said, “This is one of the extremes that I love to do.. I get to scream my guts out and express the ‘feel’ of the song, I love doing that. For me, it’s always fun to sing a heavy song.”

The 2009 Film Rock On!!, introduced the ‘Rock’ genre to mainstream Bollywood. In fact, Suraj sung the Hard Rock song called ‘Zehreelay’ for Rock On’s OST and even performed the song in the film where he played a small cameo role. The song has developed a cult status on college campuses all over the country and is one of the most requested songs at Suraj’s concert performances. Since then there has been an increase of ‘Rock’ based songs various Bollywood films.

Suraj’s vocals cover a range of styles and his versatility has been proven with his softer songs like ‘Give Me Some Sunshine’ (3 Idiots) and ‘Sadka Kiya’ (I Hate Luv Storys) to Hard Rock songs like ‘Zehreelay’ (Rock On) and now ‘Dil Dil Hai’ (7 Khoon Maaf) .

He is also known as one of the pioneers of the 90’s Rock music movement in India. His singing career spans 21 years of experience. Suraj Jagan has been a part of well known Rock Bands including Dream Out Loud, Chakraview, and Krysys. He has also sung Jingles for very successful Advertising Campaigns including Hutch – You & I, Vodafone: Happy to Help. As well as Bollywood Playback for 3 Idiots, 7 Khoon Maaf, Patiala House, I Hate Luv Storys, Karthik Calling Karthik, Johnny Gaddaar, Rock On and many more to come.

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