Singer Jagmeet Bhullar grew up listening to Harbhajan Mann and Gurdas Maan on his uncle’s walkman and was inspired enough to take up music as career. He sang on stage for the first time when he was in the fourth standard. It was the song, Mirza, by Gurdas Maan.
Having music as one of the subjects during graduation, he went on to complete masters in music from Panjabi University, Patiala. His debut song, Newspaper, was with none other than Shehnaaz Gill, which came out in 2017. His latest song, Kanpur Wale, has crossed one million views and was posted a week ago. In the coming months, he will be releasing a duet and a single.
I believe my desi style is my swag.
A Punjabi celeb who you find stylish…
Street smart vs the brand game?
I prefer branded clothes because it provides you with a confidence that one needs to flaunt at all times as an artiste.
Music for you is…
Passion as well as profession.
You have a collection of…
Turbans. I have a wide range of colours and variety.
A must-have accessory for you?
If not a singer, then?
Lecturer in music, since I have done masters in music from Punjabi University, Patiala.
To become a popular singer in Punjab as well as overseas. To make my mark so as people know that there is someone by the name of Jagmeet from Giddarbaha, Muktsar district in Punjab.
An artiste you wish to collaborate with…
For a duet, Shipra Goyal and otherwise Diljit Dosanjh is one singer who is versatile and anyone from the industry would like to associate with him.
An exotic place you wish to take your date to?
One sentence to describe yourself…
Not a quitter.
How do you unwind?
Old songs, be it Hindi or Punjabi. It just helps me calm my mind.
Favourite place for hangout?
Dharamshala. Also, there’s a place called Andretta, an artiste’s hub. Our university has made a cottage there and we had often gone there for workshops. I have lots of fond memories of this place.
Who would you like to go on a date with?
I don’t know about date, but I have worked with Shehnaaz Gill for my debut song and she is a great company to hang out with.
One person who you would have chosen to spend your lockdown with?
My partners in crime, singers and musicians I practice with in Mohali. It would be a creative break that way.
Big pandemic realisation…
It gave me time to sit back and reflect. I went back to doing riyaaz and exercises, good for career and health.
Favourite past-time activity during the lockdown?
Playing ludo online with friends sitting miles away in Canada and Australia.
Your binge-watch list?
It’s peer pressure of a kind to watch popular shows, I have finally watched Sacred Games and Game of Thrones. Also, I enjoyed a web series on music called Bandish Bandits. Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have given some great music for it.