Guru Ji Shukar Karaan – Her devoted track currently has more than 40 million views on YouTube and Sonia Arora credits it with the resurgence of her career. She comes from a musical family and says: âMy father, the late Baldev Raj Arora, was a singer, he also sang with Dargahs. We were small children and we clapped while standing in the back. When he died, my brother and sister discussed how we could continue his legacy, varna qawwal ke ghar sab khatam ho jaayega. I wrote and sang Guru Ji me after a few years and didn’t know that I would be on stage again and that the good times would come again. “
After the song’s success, the singer received requests to perform at weddings and lend her voice on devotional tracks. And she shares that her popularity in this regard is so great today that people ask her for dates and set their children’s wedding dates accordingly. âI’ve performed in over 28 countries,â she reveals.
With this in mind, Arora released her wedding-centered song. Laado a few years ago which became immensely popular and followed it up with another wedding song, Khushi Viaah Di.
âLaado did really well, so we thought we should put out a song that could be played in any house that has a wedding. Laado was for the girls’ side, this is for the whole family, âshe tells us.
While live shows and singles keep her busy, Arora has her eyes on Bollywood playback singing and she laments that Covid has ruined all of her plans.
âHarr artist ki khwahish hoti ki ki Bollywood tak jaana hai. They want them to be able to sing romantic or sad songs in addition to what they sing really well, aur uski chhaap toh Bollywood hi deta hai. It just can’t be that I don’t think about it. But those two years have been spoiled because of Covid-19; I was almost there, but I have to prepare again, âshe concludes.