“I don’t know Punjabi. I’m a UP Khatri. I recently sang a Bengali song, an interesting song which will be out in two weeks. I’ve also sung a Kannada song,” the singer said.“When I was memorising the lyrics of ‘Baby Doll’,I would say ye duniya peetal di, I didn’t know the Punjabi pronunciation but I learnt and delivered,” Kanika said on the occasion of World Music Day.
Some of her other hit tracks like “Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan”, ‘Desi Look’, ‘Nachan Farrate’ and even her most recent ‘Da Da Dasse’ from Udta Punjab have all had a significant portion of the lyrics in Punjabi. Her surname Kapoor, associated with Punjabis, might be another reason why people might think Kanika is a Punjabi.
Speaking on World Music Day, (June 21) , Kanika said: “The World Music Day celebrates music and love. I hope that all the singers could live their dreams like I have.”