Indie music scene propels Vikas Bhalla to comeback to music

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) He became an instant hit with his single "Hai dhuan", tried his luck on the big screen before navigating his way into television. Actor-musician Vikas Bhalla says with the independent music flourishing at its own rhythm in India he is planning to revive his career as a musician, and is even ready with a new single.

He is also eager to make a comeback in Bollywood. Vikas has come on board for a reality TV show "Bigg Boss Nau", and noted that he will release his new single when he comes out of the 'Bigg Boss' house.

"I released a single in late 1990s and it did quite well making me popular. With independent music culture making a comeback, I'm planning to release new music. I hope 'Bigg Boss' acts as a stepping stone for my comeback into music. I will release a single when I come out of the house," Vikas told IANS over phone from Lonavla before entering the 'Bigg Boss' house.

He added that though the song is ready, he can't divulge any other details.

Vikas has entered the reality show, in which celebrities have to live in an isolated house for about three months sans any luxury. The 'double trouble' ninth season, which is hosted by Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan, went on air on Sunday on Colors channel.

Vikas, a trained singer, started his acting career way back in 1996 with "Sauda", but shifted to the small screen soon after a few of his films failed to make it big. But lady luck smiled at his television career as shows like "Sanjog Se Bani Sanjini" and "Shanno Ki Shaadi" earned him a lot of popularity.

The actor said: "I would love to comeback in movies. The type of movies, which were made then was very different. I would like to do some good movies. And I hope my stint in 'Bigg Boss' works in that aspect."

The reality show has earned a notorious reputation for its controversies and constant brickbats. Vikas notes that the proposal to be a part of the show left him shocked as well.

"I'm not a controversial person at all and when they offered me I was wondering why me. So, I said yes to get an answer to this why," said the father of two.

Vikas is jittery about his temper issues as he says "I'm scared and hope I don't say anything wrong to anyone. I get angry when rubbed wrong way".