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Who doesn't know the O Sanam singer? Lucky Ali, the OG indie sensation opens up about his personal state of mind like never before. Lucky Ali, son of the legandary actor Mehmood, felt a deep disconnect after the actor's demise. In a media interaction, the singer got candid about leaving Mumbai and feeling like a stranger in the city he grew up in.
Making his mark in the music industry, Lucky Ali attracted fame with his very first album Sunoh. He even bagged Best Pop Male Vocalist at the 1996 Screen Awards and the Channel V Viewer's Choice Awards in 1997 for his first album. Garnering a community of indie music buffs, the singer then moved ahead to pave his way into Bollywood with hsi very first film, Kaho Na Pyaar Hain. Since then, he has sung in films like Anjaana Anjaani, Sur, Bachna Ae Haseeno, and many more.
In a recent interview, Lucky Ali opened up about the undying urge of moving from one city to another. After he lost his father, the singer felt like a stranger in Mumbai because he felt there was nothing left for him in the city.
"I am not a person who stays at one place for a very long time. I need to move around, I need to wander, otherwise, I feel like I am stagnating. But when dad (veteran actor Mehmood) passed away, I realised that I, too, wanted to go away from here, because I felt that I did not belong here. I felt like a stranger in the crowd. I knew many people here, yet I felt like a stranger."
For the unversed, Mehmood was an iconic Bollywood actor redefining the Indian cinema and storytelling, one movie at a time. He did over 300 movies till he passed away in his sleep at the age of 77. Mehmood was undergoing a treatment in the US and that's where he took his last breath.
Adding more to this, the singer-songwriter spoke about his current life in Bengaluru and he feels like moving away from the city too. He may have left Bombay but the 'Bombayness' in him hasn't gone away yet.
"I felt the need to go. Sometimes I feel like that in Bengaluru too. When I feel the energy is dissipated, then I feel like moving away from there as well. I love Mumbai. It is just that the responsibilities that my parents left for me, took me to Bengaluru. I do visit Mumbai often, and I still have my 'Bombayness' in me. I watch the sea, I love going to Carter Road and Nepean Sea Road and all those places that I grew up around. For me, it is like returning home. Mumbai is like a mother to me. So, yes, Mumbai is my maika (mother's home) and I am Mumbai's mai ka lal (mother's son)!"
Lucky Ali recently dropped a new single Intezaar which is all about holding on to hope and positivity. Have you ever felt a disconnect to a city after losing someone you loved?