Kailash Kher opens up about his style of writing and music, says ‘I cannot praise lips and cheeks’

Musician-singer Kailash Kher has said that he can never write songs praising the material parts of an individual, such as the lips, a thing that is common in romantic songs. Kailash celebrates his birthday on Thursday.

Talking about his style of writing and music, Kailash told hindustantimes.com, “I cannot lie praising lips and cheeks. These deteriorate. I won’t talk about the mortal stuff. I talk of emotions. (sings) Tu dhare jahan pao, tu muskaye ye dharti tujhe jeet jeet haarun ye pran pran varun teri aarti utarun (The earth smiles at each spot that you step. I win when I lose myself and sing your laurels). I do not write the way others do. That, too, is a source of entertainment but not how I want to pursue my music. We had heard of amazing beauty of people like Marilyn Monroe but all of them had to die and go back to ashes. We are attracted towards that which does not die. We look at spirituality in romance as well.”

Speaking about his journey in the music industry, Kailash said, “I always dreamt of becoming a singer and musician of my kind. Mostly people come here in the film industry to become a playback singer. I did not even know what film singing or playback singing is. I had my own way of writing, composing and singing. I wanted to go to Mumbai and find a musician who can execute my vision. But, when you are unique, the world does not accept you as you are. They always pass judgements on you and put you down. They humiliate you because you are not like them. That is why all things like racism came into being.”

“I had adamant attitude, my madness, junoon was not matching with people around me. I have faced rejections, humiliation and suppression since childhood. Then, I felt may be, I am oversensitive and am not cut out for this world. Maybe I am born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world is cruel and they do not understand how considerate or kind your soul is. They do not take time to crush your being,” he added.