Growing up in Pushkar, Dr Ankur Sharma led a simple middle-class life but always had big dreams – the dreams of being rich and famous. So, even while he was studying medicine in Ajmer , music was an over-riding passion with him. A part of his dream came true recently when he made debut in the world of music.
Late last month, he came out with a music album Hum Tere Hi Ho Jayenge. The album, released on Youtube and other social media platforms is a complete love sequence comprising three parts – the first part, a romantic one with 10 songs, released on October 25 while the other two sequels (the rock and the sad version) will be released later. “I want to set a new trend in Bollywood – that of song series where the entire story is narrated with music,” says the doctor, who works at the JLN Medical College and Hospital in Ajmer.
Renowned singer Javed Ali has sung the songs penned and composed by Dr Sharma. These days, the doctor-lyricist-composer is working on his next venture, a movie Lockdown Ki Love Story, slated to release soon. “The songs for the music album were also written for a movie, which didn’t materialise, hence I decided to bring out an album,” he adds. “I wanted a good singer who could do justice to romantic songs. So after much thought I zeroed in on Javed Ali,” he says, on his choice of singer for the songs.
Talking about his upcoming film, he says Lockdown Ki Love Story is a true love story that happened during the lockdown. “I am sure audiences are going to love it,” he says.
“My passion for music started when I was in Class 8 – that was when I started writing songs. It was in college that I started learning composing, writing scripts, as also started jamming with friends as and when time permitted. The appreciation from my friends motivated me further,” he says adding that he wouldn’t have achieved so much if it wasn’t for his family who stood like a rock behind him, often helping him in his work.
But, the doctor has no plans to quit medicine and plunge into the entertainment industry full time “I will never leave medicine, my passion developed during the time I was studying medicine. It gives me an immense contentment when a patient I have treated recovers from the ailment and expresses gratitude or blesses me,” he says, adding that he would continue doing both – practise as a doctor and make music. “It was music which helped me sail through the pandemic period,” he signs off.