SRINAGAR: Meet Aadil from Bandipora who is a singer by passion, a Youtuber living his dreams and achieving all with his hard work. Aadil made his debut with “Chand” on his Youtube channel in the year 2017. He completed his M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Dehradun.
Aadil set Youtube on fire by his song “Dupte Nunem”. His YouTube Channel has crossed 81K subscribers and counting. “Dupte Nunem” was first uploaded on YouTube on March 31, 2018, and has garnered over 5,318,522 views and 46k likes so far.
Senior Editor, Kashmir News Bureau, Malik Sameed interviewed Aadil Gurezi. KNB produces the interview in full below..
How is life as a YouTuber? Tell us about your experiences?
Youtube is a very big platform and one can’t ignore the power of a quality content, sooner or later it gets noticed and all of sudden you find yourself in the limelight. The road to success isn’t that much easy and I have faced my share of rejections but at the end of the day it is your will power & determination that matters the most.
In Kashmir, Do you think it is a challenge to sing?
In Kashmir, parents need to understand that there’s much scope in alternate careers and being doctors, engineers, and civil servants isn’t the end of world. We can contribute to our society in many ways like I represent Kashmiri language and culture overall through my music and stage shows. I am thankful to people of Kashmir who supported and posted my videos on their instagram pages and other social media sites as Jammu and Kashmir is only state where people have good number of followers and pages likes as compared to other state of India.
Has any music director approached you?
I never keep it in mind that Bollywood music director will approach me. I am doing it for my Kashmir to represent my culture, language. No doubt if you will work good, people will recognize you. The ones who rejected me earlier are today willing to work with me today and I treat it as a blessing and at the same time I want to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have appreciated my work and share my videos online over the past many years.
You are now Youth icon in Kashmir, How do you feel?
I am thankful to people of Kashmir, they supported me in all ways. People supported during my tough times when I was suffering from throat infection. That is true I am getting good comments from Kashmir and as well as bad comments but I am focusing on good comments.
What would be your message to the aspiring Kashmiri youth?
Dedication and Confidence!
I always say, where there is a will there is a way. One who wishes to sing always finds songs.
Do well, represent your culture, language, don’t think Kashmiri language is only within Kashmir and only people of Kashmir will watch you. Friends! Don’t think less people will love us. Music has no language. After I sung Dupte Nunem, people across the world watched and appreciated me.