An interview with Bidyarani Laishram (o) - Singer
* Interview by Team E-pao
|Name:||Bidyarani Laishram (o)|
|Address:||Yaiskul Police Lane, Near MDU Hall, Imphal|
|Date of Birth:||13th April|
|Hobbies:||Reading and Singing|
|Favorite Film:||Lamja Pashuram|
|Favorite Song:||"Khomlang Laman Shinglam Loi Nangi" by Pahari|
|Favorite Actor:||Kaiku & Manda|
E-pao.net: Hi Bidyarani.
E-pao.net: From which year did you start singing on stage?
Bidyarani: I started singing from 1984; my first song is "Tambinu kejei nungshiba, heiraga khangamloi eidi", under the music direction of Aheibam Shyam.
E-pao.net: Please tell us the name of your first album.
Bidyarani: "Ninghamdrouba" produced by A. Shyam.
E-pao.net: How many songs have you sung till now including those of the films?
Bidyarani: I have sung around 200 songs including film songs too.
E-pao.net: From whom did you draw your musical inspiration?
Bidyarani: My voice resembles a lot of Usha Uthup, so I would sing her songs at times and I am really inspired by her.
E-pao.net: Why did you choose music?
Bidyarani: I really like singing and it has always been my Love and serving my people by singing warms my heart. It feels like I have done something worthy of my life.
E-pao.net: What is your say on the changing scenario of full live orchestra to Karaoke culture?
Bidyarani: Karaoke can never be compared to live orchestras. We like performing while singing songs and it's just one of the best things and it can only happen with live orchestras.
E-pao.net: What are your future plans?
Bidyarani: I always want to sing and will keep on singing but as of now I am a little inclined to my business. As soon as I earn enough money I will open a studio and will record songs for those who don't have enough money to record songs.
E-pao.net: Whom do you want to give your credit to?
Bidyarani: My husband, he has been always there to support me.
E-pao.net: What are the troubles you often face while travelling for night shows?
Bidyarani: Nothing much. Even the police respect us for we are an artist.
E-pao.net: There is an ever increasing culture of piracy in Manipur. What is your take on that?
Bidyarani: This thing should be checked immediately, it demoralizes the artist and also eats up the fruit of our hard earn efforts.
E-pao.net: Any message to the youngsters of our society.
Bidyarani: My message is to all the parents. We need to know the needs of our children and we should be the one checking them from taking up bad habits.