Music videos for his latest independent songs, including Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai, Humnava Mere, O Aasman Wale and Mast Nazron SE, introduce him as the protagonist. “I will only perform in my music videos. I’m still learning so much about the acting process,” says singer Jubin Nautiyal, when asked if he also aspires to act in films.
As he specifies that his acting appearances will only be limited to his songs, one wonders if he finds it easier to appear in his own singles. Nautiyal agrees and says, “Yes, I find it easy to perform in a song that I sing, because I know the track well. By singing it into the microphone, I already play the character and know the story. I understand the tone of the song and its mood.
After putting yourself in the shoes of an actor for a few projects, what is the most difficult part of the job? “Handling the character is tough,” the singer says, adding, “Playing different characters has taught me how to move, but I respect what actors do because working on the whole movie is a completely different task. I can play a character in a music video, but to deepen and detail that character [for a film] would take so much hard work and effort.
Nautiyal, who turns 33 tomorrow (June 14), will miss being with his family on his birthday. But he can’t wait to have his extended family — his fans — around. “I’m going to play a concert tonight and I’ll probably be on stage, bringing my birthday with my fans and well-wishers. There can’t be a better way to celebrate,” the singer concludes.