I am a super-confident person: Zubeen Garg

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New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) New age singer-composer Zubeen Garg believes his "spirit and super-confidence" has earned him a place in the music industry, which is already buzzing with a number of talented artists.

"I like my spirit and the natural flow of music. I am a super-confident person, for I believe I can create history within five minutes," the 35-year-old, who was here recently for Rongali Bihu celebrations organised by the Assam Association-Delhi, told UNI.

Speaking about his first private Hindi album 'Pakeezah', Zubeen said he has given three years of meticulous effort to the album and will very soon be in the market to woo the audience.

"I have in toto recorded about 12 songs highlighting the Assamese folk music but will finalise only eight of them for the album," the 'Yaa Ali' fame singer said, adding that he had picked up all the best folk music from the corners of the region and styled them in his own innovative manner for 'Pakeezah'.

Expressing concern over the Tibet issue, Zubeen said he is one of the biggest supporters of the Tibetans fighting for their rights and freedom and against the Chinese government 'brutalities'.

"I have already boycotted the Beijing Olympics. Whatever is happening in Tibet is totally wrong and inhumane. Recently, I was also a part of the Tibetan protests and rallies held in Guwahati. I have also been invited by the Dalai Lama to Dharamasala next month," the multi-talented singer averred.

Eight of his Assamese numbers have also been translated in Tibetan language and are all set to be released in Tibet, the musician, who has a collection of more than 9000 songs in his kitty and sings about 600 songs every year, added.

Asked about changing his focus from music to films, for he is writing scripts and even directing his film titled 'Chakra', Zubeen said both the things are inter-related. ''I had been in terms with films since long as my mother, Illy Borthakur, was an Assamese actress, so I think I am quite experienced now to move into films or direct one.'' "Also I want to create a different personality of mine; neither as a performer nor as a singer but as an all-rounder," he asserts.

Speaking about his projects in the pipeline, he told UNI apart from music and films, many other things are also lined up for this year. "I've bought two ships. I'm planning to build five-star resorts on them, which will float on the mighty river Brahmaputra.

Everbody does this on land, so I wanted to do it on water," Zubeen said enthusiatically.

Apart from Pakeezah and his film Chakra, Zubeen is busy lending his voice to many films and albums: a lounge-cum-classical album of SD Burman songs, Aashayein and another Nagesh Kukunoor film; also in Assamese albums- Jonaki Mon 2008 and Rumal.

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