Kanika Kapoor recalls being trolled for testing COVID-19 positive after attending a party post London visit
As you is likely to be conscious, Kanika Kapoor was within the information final yr after she grew to become one of many first Indian celebrities who examined positive for COVID-19. She has now opened up about it. “It was a powerful time. It was extra surprising than the rest, to see individuals simply say something with out understanding the fact of the scenario,” Kanika tells IANS.
Final yr, after the 42-year-old had introduced testing positive 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 in opposition to her.
“It was actually unhappy to see that individuals wished to be so imply, regardless of understanding somebody is so unwell. I (actually) assume it was fairly unhealthy and imply,” she says. “I hope individuals study from it and perceive what they are saying and what they imply. I actually hope that after this pandemic, they might all get a higher perspective and be extra useful,” she provides.
The pandemic, Kanika says, has closely impacted artists, and feels it compelled them to start out speaking about possession of their music.
“It was very powerful as a result of there was no each day earnings, and that is what an artiste depends upon. It made us take into consideration the truth that the entire rights of our music are with a music firm. I feel it’s excessive time that musicians begin proudly owning a few of their publishing,” says Kanika.
“It’s a unhappy scenario — not simply singers, even lyricists, composers and the musical gamers of the tune; If there’s a scenario like this, just like the pandemic, the place they do not have their wages due to no reside reveals, there’s nothing to do. They don’t have anything to fall again on in conditions like this, and that’s unhappy,” provides Kanika, who not too long ago launched her single referred to as 2 seater automotive in collaboration with Indian-American musician Joyful Singh.
(With inputs from IANS)
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