Disco gal!

YouTube sensation Shirley Setia's Luv U moments

By Mathures Paul
  • Published 14.01.18
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The vibe of Disco disco (duet with Benny Dayal for the film A Gentleman) describes me because it’s...

A little funky and yet a little Indian. I think that’s very me!

Indian singers who have influenced me...

Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh.

Films that I have liked watching recently...

La La Land, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Bareilly Ki Barfi.

Best advice I’ve ever received...

My uncle Madhav once told me: “Follow your heart.” I think that’s been the best piece of advice.

I feel a generational divide about...

I think it’s mainly around using technology. With my grandparents, the best way to contact them would be through calls and not text messages or Skype.

The best way to tackle cyber-bullying...

I think it’s important to be vocal. If it’s really serious, it should be reported to the cyber crime department.

Five must-haves in my wardrobe...

White sneakers, brown heels, black jeans, crop tops, and plain white/black singlets.

Cities I keep returning to...

1. Los Angeles: It’s busy but it still reminds me of home (Auckland) in some ways.
2. London: I love the infrastructure there and how easy it’s to travel around.
3. Mumbai: Wherever I go, I end up feeling like I wish to come back to work. Hence....

Five international albums that I like...

+ (Ed Sheeran), x (Ed Sheeran), Divide (Ed Sheeran), 1989 (Taylor Swift) and A Head Full of Dreams (Coldplay).

My dream collaboration would be with...

Ed Sheeran.

Three things I like most about Mumbai...

It never sleeps. If you have the will to work, you’ll always manage to find people who are as eager to work as you are. And food is always available.

What’s next?

I am working on a lot of originals. I’m also working on a collaboration with DJ Chetas and Atif Aslam — super stoked about this!