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'I am in the limelight only during Navratri'

Last updated on: September 22, 2009 

'I am in the limelight only during Navratri'

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The Queen of Dandiya, Falguni Pathak is back.

The tomboy who makes people dance to her tunes during the nine days of Navratri took time off her nach gana to chat with rediff fans recently. For those who missed the chat, here's what transpired

Falguni Pathak says, Hi! this is Falguni here. You can ask me your questions.

sumit asked, hi! from a long time not a single album has been released? we are missing you lovable aongs?
Falguni Pathak answers, I was supposed to start work on my album before Navratri but due to several reasons I couldn't. I will start work on it after Navratri.

pankaja asked, feeling very much happy that u r comming to sing in sankalp
Falguni Pathak answers, Thanks. It feels good too. I hope you enjoy.

amet asked, falguni ur voice is as sweet as koyall.. can u pl. tell ur email id.. i wanna be in contact with u..
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you. You can contact me on syewle@rediffmail.com

subhasish asked, what is your future planning?
Falguni Pathak answers,I have never planned my future. Sab bagwaan ke upar hai, he has planned everything for me.:)

niks asked, hi what new songs do u have this season
Falguni Pathak answers, Many new Gujrati songs and some latest bollywood hits. Rest is a surprise. Please come and watch and enjoy.

NIL asked, HAI FALGUNI PATHAK I AM FROM CHENNAI R U COMING TO CHENNAI
Falguni Pathak answers, We have already performed there. Will love come there in again.

Nilesh asked, hi,Falguni,when are you coming to perform in Dubai?
Falguni Pathak answers, We have been there too two years ago. We have performed there about 3-4 times. :)

Sabareesh asked, Am a big fan of urs and have nt seen any new recent albums. Hope u mit be coming with a new..wish u all the best and thanks for making us delight with ur lovely songs with lovely concepts
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much. In the near future I'll be out with my album. So watch out for it :)


Image: Falguni Pathak
Photographs: Nithya Ramani
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rama asked, hi falguni would you ever like to go for classical music?
Falguni Pathak answers,I haven't learnt classical music. I would love to listen but can't sing.

Anamika asked, hi... your song "maine payal hai jhankayi" was a huge hit... everybody loved.... why dont you come up with such songs again?
Falguni Pathak answers,I will soon. Preperations are full-on. You will listen to these kinds of songs in my next album.:)

rama asked, ok thanks, ever you plan to have any show here in Varanasi the city of classical music?
Falguni Pathak answers, We haven't performed in Varanasi but would love to come there and perform.

Sabareesh asked, Am a big fan of yours and have not seen any new recent albums. Hope you might be coming with a new album..wish you all the best and thanks for making us delight with your lovely songs with lovely concepts.
Falguni Pathak answers, Thanks for appreciating my music. I'll try to live up to your expectations :) Thanks for the love.

queen asked, how did u become dandiya queen?
Falguni Pathak answers, People like you and your love have made me the Dandiya Queen :)

AshokDama asked, Are you married..? If yes,Who is the person..
Falguni Pathak answers,I am not married yet.

Sabareesh asked, where can we find latest updates about you, your new releases? You always remain behind the scenes, any reason for it?
Falguni Pathak answers,I like publicity but only during my shows :)

Umar Qureshi asked, Hi! why do you not sing serious songs?
Falguni Pathak answers, By serious you mean sad songs? I don't like to sing sad songs.

Ankur asked, Hi Falguni, I am Ankur, just wanted to say that we all enjoyed ur garba program in melbourne very much. Please come next year as well
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much. I may be there next year :)


Image: Falguni Pathak
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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RANPUR asked, FALGUNI WOULD U LIKE TO PEFORM IN UK & US IF YES THEN DO U FEEL THAT WILL U GET RESPONSE AS MUCH AS WE INDIAN LIKES YOU AND UR SONGS
Falguni Pathak answers, We perform in US every year. We get wonderful response from the people there.

deepak asked, tama navratri kam nathi ramta
Falguni Pathak answers, Time nathi malto

jig asked, Kem Cho? couple of que. for you 1) Where is ur garba event this time? 2) new album?
Falguni Pathak answers, Catch me live at Goragaon Sports Club. Wait for my album soon :)

RANPUR asked, WE APPRECIATE U,UR TEAM,UR TEAM WORK AND UR SPIRIT AS WE ALWAYS ATTEND SANKALP,HOW WOULD U FEEL WITH WORKING WITH SANKALP GROUP
Falguni Pathak answers, We have a great bonding with Sankalp. Thank you for your support :)

manik asked, why do people remember you only during dandia times..? dandia key alawa jahan aur bhi hain.
Falguni Pathak answers, I am in the limelight only during Navratri. That is why. I do a lot of shows through the year without any publicity :)

deepakjobanputra asked, Hi Falguni, I have performed with you during our College days and am a big fan of yours since then and I find you to be very down to earth and very sweet and sober person.
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much :)

manojspanda asked, hi madam , can u coming in nagpur during garba fastival.
Falguni Pathak answers, Not this year but I would love to come there sometime.

zalak asked, falguni means what r u vaishnav
Falguni Pathak answersI was born in falgun month that is why my name is Falguni :)

RANPUR asked, FALGUNI JI DONT U THINK YOUTH HAVE MISSUSED THIS FESTIVAL
Falguni Pathak answers, Why don't you think that people come closer to their traditions.


Image: Falguni Pathak
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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PramodPandey asked, Falguni Ji, do you beleive ur dancing patterns are synchronized to true Indian culture means they are classical in nature or simply entertaining one?
Falguni Pathak answers, Of course. A lot of practice goes into this

kabir asked, you still there what is the one thing you regret the most in your life ?
Falguni Pathak answers, Nothing... life is beautiful :)

Aparna asked, When are you coming to Bangalore?
Falguni Pathak answers, In fact I was just there few days ago at the Karnataka Golf Club.

arunprabha asked, Hi Falguni?, is it true that your cutting a Kannada Song?
Falguni Pathak answers, No that is not true but I would love to if I get an opportunity :)

PagalAadmee asked, Hi Falguni Madam, I am great fan of your sweet and touchin voice however I wonder why dont you sing for Hindi movies much ? I can gurantee you your voice is much more appealing than many top singers now.
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you but I have never tried for Bollywood. If you think my voice is better than many others I'll surely try soon :)

biju asked, hi falguni, we see u at haveli in vashi almost every year. u have got god gifted voice. ur my mom's fav singer. keep up the good work.
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much. Regards to your mom :)

Abhi4 u asked, who is you fav singer?
Falguni Pathak answers, Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar.

allan asked, You are telling that catch me live at GORAGAON, is Maharashrta.. or Gurgaon in Haryana.. eve?
Falguni Pathak answers, Goregaon Sports Club, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra

moonnaaandawala asked, apan munna andawaala hain....
Falguni Pathak answers, Lol ek dozen bhej do kal :P :)

ramnaam asked, hi phaguni dear what is life in one word for u?
Falguni Pathak answers, Life is God's beautiful gift to you. :)


Image: Falguni Pathak
Photographs: Nithya Ramani
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feroz asked, Falguni I have ur autograph.
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you for keeping it safe :)

kapil asked, Hello madam..I am biggest fan of yours..The song "Tune payal hai chankayi.." Oh my God!What a song.Please tell me When is your next album going to arrive?? Good Luck!!
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much for appreciating my music. Wait for my album soon.

anaya asked, What quality should be in a good singer?
Falguni Pathak answers, Feeling is very important in any kind of singing :)

parihoonmainmujhenachoona asked, Aankh mein kajra, baal mein gajra Bindiya jo lagaayi re Dekhke teri mast jawaani Chanda bhi sharmaaye re
Falguni Pathak answers, Oye oye oye oye oye meri chunar udh udh jaye... :)

GUJRATIGARBA asked, WHAT IS YOUR NEW GUJARATI GARBA ALBUMB
Falguni Pathak answers, Not this year. Maybe next year.

nisha asked, hi Falguni.... as a singer, what do u think of the new singers coming up through reality shows?
Falguni Pathak answers, It is good that they are getting a ready platform to showcase their talent. But I also think that education is more important for child artistes.

LAXMAN asked, YOUR VOICE IS VERY GOOD MOSTLY BHIGI BHIGI RATU ME
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much :)

feroz asked, hey falguni can i act in ur album? ma look is good.
Falguni Pathak answers, You can approach any company if you think you look good.

NARANG asked, Y DONT U GROW UR HAIR
Falguni Pathak answers, I've been like this since a child. I have never grown my hair :P

Keval asked, what is your favourite pass time apart from music
Falguni Pathak answers,I love travelling around the world.

Reagan asked, Hi Falguni.... I just came to say that I love you :-)
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you so much :)

ami asked, hi falguni, dont u like a sari?? why?
Falguni Pathak answers, I've never worn a sari. I haven't even thought of it.

Rihana asked, Hi madam.... i am from mauritus, when r u planning to give a come here?? as u must know u've lots of fans in mtius as well.
Falguni Pathak answers, I haven't performed in Mauritius but would love to if I get the chance. Thank you so much. Nice to hear that I have fans there too :)

patralekh asked, I have recently heard the song "Damaad ji Angna hain Padhare" sung by Kailash Kher, why don't your try some folk song..you have such s sweet voice.
Falguni Pathak answers, I am looking for that song. Could you please tell me the name of that album. I would love to sing folk songs.

ARUNK asked, I LIKE YOUR SIMPLICITY fALGUNI, pLS KEEP THIS IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE
Falguni Pathak answers, Thank you. I will definitely try my best :)

jatinshah asked, every year u come up with one new unique diff song, so wch song this year ? i guess will it be "su chhe" frm Whats ur Rashee?
Falguni Pathak answers, Lets not break the suspense. Come to the show and watch what's new this time :)

KETANSOM asked, NAVA BHAJAN NI CASSETER KYARE LAVO CHO
Falguni Pathak answers, Bahu jaldi :)

Keval asked, What are the qualities to become a great singer like you.
Falguni Pathak answers, Hard work and full faith in God. All the best to all aspiring singers.

Falguni Pathak says, Thank you all for chatting with me. It was great fun. All the best. Enjoy your Navratri. Happy Navratri :)


Image: Falguni Pathak
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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