Samarth Goyal writes on Hollywood and music, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Samarth Goyal
Delhi based musician Vineet Singh Hukkmani’s recent single, Dee Da Da Da, has become the number one song on DRT Independent 150 chartsm making him the only Indian/Asian artist to have the most played independent song on US radio channels.
Actor Vishal Krishna, popular his roles in Tamil-language films such as Pandiya Naadu (2013), Naan Sigappu Manithan (2014) and Poojai (2014), feels that lack of writers and not the popularity of films produced down South, is the reason behind Bollywood’s recent slump at the box office
In a candid interview, Indian cricketer Shubman Gill talks about his preparations for the upcoming tour in Zimbabwe, the perils of being a popular sportsperson in the country, how he deals with social media trolls and how his friends drive him to be more competitive.
Popular actor and content creator Apoorva Arora talks about tackling fame after being part of successful YouTube shows such as Every School Romance and Filtercopy, how Internet made her popular than she ever was before and how she has to thank her family for keeping her feet on the ground.
The first India edition of Lollapalooza is off to a rocky start with music lovers facing ticketing troubles
Members of folk-rock band When Chai Met Toast talk about their fast-growing popularity, their upcoming tracks as they record in the UK and secret behind writing music with an empathetic take on life and relationships.
Youtuber Gaurav Taneja opens up about his “traumatic experience” after he was arrested by the UP Police, earlier this month, and talks about how he pleaded the police to not put his photos on the Internet.
Singer-songwriter Mohan Kannan, who is also the frontman of Agnee talks about his recent single for Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, completing 15 years with the band and the gap between independent and film music.
Singer Jasbir Jassi says he is still processing the news of Sidhu Moose Wala’s death and says he one of the very few musicians who knew how a song should “sound like”.
Singer songwriter Ashok Mastie says that the state government has to be blamed for the “murder of Sidhu Moose Wala”, a day after Bhagwant Mann had revoked security of 434 local politicians in Punjab
In a candid conversation with HT City, filmmaker Jackky Bhagnani discusses his upcoming slate of movies and his penchant for making massy entertainers
New Zealand based composer-singer, Mikey McCleary, talks about his relationship with Lucky Ali and talks about how the two like to experiment a lot
On Tuesday, Delhi-based band The Local Train formally announced that Raman Negi, the band’s founding member, has moved on, ending months of speculation about their future.
Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad performed a slew of hits including ‘Fighter’, which is bride-to-be Alia Bhatt’s favourite song, at the mehendi ceremony on Wednesday night.
Delhi based singer-songwriter Vineet Singh Hukmani talks about the idea behind his latest release Nine, a multimedia concept book that features a new self-titled single, along with rest of his chart-topping tracks.
The 63-year-old feels that live performances have taken a toll on his physical and mental well-being, and Ali is contemplating if it’s high time that he takes a back seat as a live performer.
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina says the way late Shane Warne conducted himself on the field — so cool and different, always wanting to win — that desire to win and entertain, was something that always stuck with me.
As clouds of uncertainty loom large over the concept of live shows, musicians talk about adapting to the change and finding new avenues to sustain themselves, since they feel there’s little or no money made from streaming platforms
2020 saw the rise in popularity of virtual concerts, which at one point during the year was the only way musicians could perform Live. Yet, as the popularity for virtual concerts grows, musicians discuss missing the energy and the crazy rush of a performance in front of a live audience.
With over a thousand song releases, independent musicians look back at how 2020 was the biggest year for them and hope that the popularity continues to grow in 2021......
Creating music is all about vibes and being in the moment for Ankit Singh Patyal aka Ikka, who hopes to become popular by inspiring people through his songs.
Rapper-composer Raftaar through his latest single, Tu Phir Se Aana, wants remind people about the hardships faced by migrant workers, who were forced to go back to to their homes when the Lockdown was implemented.
Music composer Amaal Mallik talks about the initial struggle he overcame of being consistent with his fitness and how it has helped him become a healthier person.
Singer-songwriter Sona Mohapatra feels she was able to release 11 songs during the pandemic, since she is an independent musician who does not have to depend on any music label.
Singer-songwriter Priya Darshini talks about her first ever Grammy nomination in the Best New Age Album category
Queer musicians from India discuss why the indie music space is being embraced by musicians, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community, which allows them to express themselves without being judged for their gender identity and sexual orientation.
Rizwan Manji: It wasn’t a surprise that people loved Schitt’s Creek. It was a surprise that it took so long for people to find it!
Canadian actor of Indian origin Rizwan Manji, who played the character of Ray Bhutani in Schitt’s Creek, talks to us about being a proud cast member of the Emmy award winning show and how streaming platforms have changed things for the better for actors like him.
Electronic musician Udyan Sagar, talks about his decision to not sign with a big record company which helped him control his own music and how that has helped him in staying “honest” about his music, which he says he makes for himself and no one else.
Composer Amaal Mallik says musicians are forced to sign ‘illegal contracts’ and singers are asked to sing scratches for free, thanks to increased corporate involvement