Rock it like Jasleen
Jasleen Royal plays the
guitar and mouth organ simultaneously while singing a song,
writes Manav Mander
is a complete vagabond and has a style of her own. Always
in her trademark pyjamas and long loose t-shirts, 19-year-old
Jasleen Royal from Ludhiana is a rock star in the making.
Looking at the
petite Jasleen, no one can imagine how talented this she is. But
the moment she puts the guitar around her neck and starts
strumming those strings while playing a mouth organ along and
lending her voice to a beautiful song, one can be nothing but
astounded. Finalist of India’s Got Talent, Jasleen is a
She plays the
guitar and mouth organ simultaneously and concurrently sings
song beautifully. The chemistry of mouth organ and guitar are
her USP. With no formal training, Jasleen Royal learnt
music on her own. When she first entered for the auditions of
the show, nobody ever expected this girl dressed up casually in
her shorts and chappals will win the hearts of judges in her
very first attempt.
initial hiccup, she got for her style, she said, "Many
watched me curiously, some thought I was not serious about the
show and just walked in. But soon, everybody became acquainted
with my style. Even on stage, I use to perform in my pyjamas or
shorts with slip-ons. Later on, my gypsy style became my special
trait," she adds.
towards music, she taught music to children almost her age when
she was just 14. "Because I wanted to be independent and
financially self-reliant. Although nobody in my family has a
background in music but they always stood by my decisions"
she beams with confidence.
the keyboard, she learnt guitar and mouth organ herself. Now she
can play these two things at the same time. An alumnus of Sacred
Heart Convent School, she learnt keyboard from her teacher
Dhiraj. Then it was the strings of the guitar that fascinated
her and she took up to learning guitar. "It is with
constant practice that I am bale to handle the guitar and mouth
organ together" she smiles.
(Hons) at Hindu College, Delhi, Jasleen is like any other
collegiate-random yet certain, humorous and appealing.
talent on national television was a huge opportunity for
her.`A0Jasleen rates herself as an amateur but she is confident
of her talent.`A0She wants to make music to promote peace and
love. Jasleen, who is a writer, composer and singer says,
"I want to become a successful performer".
performed in enumerable college fests and shows. She was
selected a youth icon by IIT Roorkee and is also judging Lucknow
auditions for Zee Aspire Music to Money Challenge on Zee
Next in her kitty is an album
and she has put her fingers crossed till the release of her
debut album. "My album is my baby and I have put all the
hard work into it. All the songs are written, composed and sung
by me. Songs in the album explain my varied experiences of
life," she quips. Songs revolve around the basics of life
and the simplicity with which she expresses emotions through her
songs has always been commendable. No stopping this rockstar
from rocking the world of music and entertainment.