On May 31, the nation was left shocked when legendary singer KK all of the sudden handed away. The singer was, in truth, on a live performance tour in Kolkata and after his efficiency, complained of uneasiness. He was instantly rushed to the hospital nevertheless it was declared that he was ‘introduced useless’. The information left everybody in shock together with his shut buddies from the industry. Amongst them was additionally Hariharan, who even refused to imagine that his buddy is not any extra. In this throwback unique interview with Bollywood Hungama, KK spoke about his bond with singer Hariharan and the way he performed an vital position in bringing him to the music industry.
EXCLUSIVE: “Hariharan asked me to come to Mumbai,” late singer KK speaks about his initial days in Mumbai music industry
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, KK had stated, “Hariharan had come to Delhi as soon as and I used to be performing in one of many 5-star rooftop eating places in Delhi. And I used to be substituting for a buddy since he was not properly. I sang a few songs. And then he known as me from there and he was sitting with his spouse. I went to him and stated, Oh, good to meet you as a result of it was certainly a pleasure to meet him. I really like his voice. So I stated, beautiful assembly you. And then he asked me, ‘tu yahan kya kar raha hai?’ and I did not perceive what he stated. He went on to say, ‘Get the hell out of right here! Come to Bombay.’ He stated, ‘beginning warting ke liye sab teek hai baaki come to Bombay’”
KK went on to add, “I believe who baat mere zehen mein reh gayi. This I’m speaking about 90s, proper after school. 1991 I received married, so yeah, round that point. So I got here again residence and I instructed Jyoti, I met him. She stated you and I’ve been telling you already know, we must always go for this.” He went on to say that though three years had handed after that incident, he met Hariharan first after coming to Mumbai.
“My uncle was a buddy of Hariharan’s. They had studied collectively in college. So we fastened our assembly. Thankfully, it solely took me a couple of months once I was right here for a bit. So after I met him, we began chatting. He stated, Come residence and I performed these two songs. He heard them and instantly known as Leslie on the telephone and he stated, ‘haan naya ladka hai aur uska naam KK hai’. And he performed the recording of the 2 songs. Maybe slightly bit not two songs. One tune you already know after which Leslie asked me to come residence to meet him. I went to meet Leslie. So he was probably recording a jingle and as soon as he completed, he asked if I’m free. I stated yeah and he stated, I’ll take you to Bandra. We simply went for a drive. I sat in his automotive and we went to his studio Populace which was below development. Then we spoke a bit and he asked what do you want. I even began enjoying the guitar slightly bit after which he stated, I’ll name you! We sat for a bit and we chatted for about an hour, an hour and a half. Then we received to know one another and I favored him rather a lot. And I believe he favored me rather a lot too. Because after that quickly sufficient, in a month or two, I believe he known as me. The day my son Nakul was born was truly the day I had a recording to do with Leslie which was my first jingle. So in a way, the battle interval for me was I might say a few months once I got here right here to Bombay,” KK concluded.