Singer Kanika Kapoor has opened up about her expertise of being ridiculed within the media and trolled on-line, after she turned one of many first Indian celebrities who examined constructive for Covid-19.
“It was a tough time. It was more shocking than anything else, to see people just say anything without knowing the reality of the situation,” Kanika tells IANS.
Last 12 months, after the 42-year-old had introduced testing constructive for coronavirus for the primary time, it was reported that the singer-songwriter had attended high-profile events, as a substitute of going into isolation after arriving from London. She had confronted flak for not revealing her journey historical past and the Uttar Pradesh authorities had filed a case towards her.
“It was really sad to see that people wanted to be so mean, despite knowing someone is so unwell. I (really) think it was quite bad and mean,” she says. “I hope people learn from it and understand what they say and what they mean. I really hope that after this pandemic, they would all get a better perspective and be more helpful,” she provides.
The pandemic, Kanika says, has closely impacted artistes, and feels it compelled them to start out speaking about possession of their music.
“It was very tough because there was no daily income, and that’s what an artiste depends on. It made us think about the fact that all of the rights of our music are with a music company. I think it is high time that musicians start owning some of their publishing,” says Kanika.
“It is a sad situation — not just singers, even lyricists, composers and the musical players of the song; If there’s a situation like this, like the pandemic, where they don’t have their wages because of no live shows, there’s nothing to do. They have nothing to fall back on in situations like this, and that is sad,” provides Kanika, who not too long ago launched her single, “2 seater car” in collaboration with Indian-American musician Happy Singh.