To find a footing in the Hindi film industry, one needs to do “smart work” apart from being hard working, says Singer-actor-anchor Meiyang Chang. He found fame as a contestant of a music reality TV show.
Chang agrees that the competition has increased with a lot of new budding talent coming up in the music industry. But he also pointed at the increase in “avenues to take your music to the world”.
“The digital medium is a godsend where anyone on the entire globe can savour your music and you can have total ownership, control over your content. You have the means to do your own thing,” Chang, who is set to co-host and travel across Switzerland, on a cinematic trail for NDTV Good Times’s TV show “Swiss Made Adventure”, said.
“But it is always good to have a push from established labels, should you choose to associate with them. And if the song gets picked up by Bollywood, then you hit the jackpot right there. Smart work and not just mere hard work can help you make your mark,” added the singer who is a dentist by qualification.
Talking about “Swiss Made Adventure”, which is set to air starting Friday, Chang said that the season has been divided into three distinct personalities — actress Sumona Chakravarti, chef Kunal Kapoor and himself — on their personal quests for movies, thrills and gastronomics in Switzerland.
Taking care of the “filmi section”, Chang says it was “very exciting” for him as an actor and singer to discover the places where iconic Yash Raj Films have been shot.
“Imagine my excitement when I found myself at the same railway station where Raj and Simran (characters of the film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’) first met or when I rode the husky-sled at Glacier 3000 like Ranbir Kapoor in Bachna Ae Haseeno”.
A third-generation Indian-Chinese, he secured his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) degree from V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore. He appeared in the Bollywood film Badmaash Company with Yash Raj Films & Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and was recently seen playing himself in the Salman Khan blockbuster Sultan. – CINEWS