Abhay Jodhpurkar’s role as Shah Rukh Khan’s voice actor in the Mere Naam Tu song from Aanand L Rai’s Zero (2018) was nothing short of a dream come true.

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Abhay Jodhpurkar: Ajay-Atul resisted my replacement by Arijit Singh in Shah Rukh Khan's Mere Naam Tu song - Exclusive 2

Abhay’s position in the Hindi music industry was cemented with the song. His time learning music with AR Rahman, who gave him his big break as a playback vocalist in the 2012 Kannada film God Father, is another experience he cherishes.

Abhay unforgettable interactions with AR Rahman, Ajay-Atul, Pritam, and Harris Jayaraj, his difficult times, and how Arijit Singh almost took his position in Mere Naam Tu.

Tell us about the kind of response you’re getting for your latest single Pyaar Ho Gaya.

The answer is fairly positive. The fact that the song has already appeared on three playlists makes me very delighted. And it’s truly a significant deal for an independent music to succeed that well. I’m happy that everyone like it. It has a charm from the 1990s, and I identified with it right away. This song’s composer believed that my voice would complement it well. I’m delighted to be a part of it.

Were you apprehensive about the song getting accepted or rejected by the audience?

No. I didn’t feel nervous. In actuality, I have never performed a song that is associated with that balloon. I would say that you are worried about how it will be accepted before I start recording. But I don’t see it that way. I simply put out my best effort while leaving the rest up to the cosmos. And let the populace determine whether it is effective or not. I have only heard positive things about myself thus far.

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