Fresh from being awarded the Padma Shri, Kailash Kher appeared re-energised on the World Music Festival stage in Udaipur. He stopped to mention the award and thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, minutes after the crowd had finished chanting 'Har, Har, Modi!'
Kher, who has been singing and performing over 11 years now, was in attendance with his band Kailasa, a group of very talented musicians who are often outshone by their lead.
Kailasa belted out one popular number after another. From Main Toh Tere Pyar Mein, to Allah Ke Bande, and the crowd favourite Teri Deewani, Kher sang non-stop to the delight of Udaipur audience.
But would this be true for audiences across India? Yes, says the artiste. Insisting that his music isn't bound by language, Kher tells Catch, "You'd expect a language barrier in South India, but no, there isn't any. That's because music is about feelings, about emotions."
In this video interview, shot just before his performance, Kher talks about what he owes his popularity to, favourite songs, and also sings a few numbers.