Lucknow.” Neha Singh Rathore, who made her own identity by singing “Ka Ba” in UP, has made a big claim, due to which discussions about her have intensified once again.
I will fight and sing till my last breath: Neha Singh Rathore
Meanwhile, Neha Singh Rathore is putting all her points in front of the public with full force. In a recent interview, Neha Singh Rathore said that I am the daughter of Bhojpuri language. Bhojpuri has given birth to me. The land of Bihar state and India is in debt to me. I have seen poverty, lived poverty. That’s why I raise the voice of the poor. Neha Singh Rathore insists that I will continue to fight for the rights and rights of the poor people till my last breath. Also, till the last breath of my life, I will keep writing and singing songs.
trolled every time
Neha Singh Rathore says in the interview that for the first time I sang “Ka Ba” in UP, I was trolled so much that I was shaken inside. People abused in such a way that I cannot tell. I had to block the family members on social media, because no brother or parent would be able to tolerate that someone calls his sister-daughter a prostitute.
She tells that I got engaged at that time. The way I was being trolled, I was scared that my marriage might end. When I shared a photo with Himanshu, people started saying that she is marrying a buffalo. Its husband is a bull.
People even wrote that you have pimples on your face, look at your face… My mental state became such that I started seeing my face in the mirror. Got into thinking that how will all these pimples be cured. Then I felt that these people are such that even if there is a world beauty, they will remove the shortcomings in her.
When the mother-in-law died in Covid, people started saying that she is a kulchhani. Mother-in-law ate before marriage. I got very stressed. Thankfully Himanshu and my father-in-law never noticed these things. Father-in-law always said that do whatever you feel is right.
How Neha Singh Rathore became
How did Neha Singh become Rathore? Only I know this. My story is very painful. Every fifth day some or the other problem arises in front of me. My parents never liked my singing and playing. Mother wanted me to become a teacher after doing B.Ed or do chulha-chowka.
I should get married to a government servant. Even today my father tells me to quit singing, we don’t want money, we want respect in the society, but I know that I am doing the right thing.
Born in Kaimur-Bhabhua, Bihar. Papa used to do a private job in Lucknow. Lived in the village with brother and sister and mother. Papa was straight, but mother used to differentiate between me and my brother. Grandma also used to put ghee in brother’s food and refused me. She used to say that you have to go to your in-laws house, do you want to fight in the arena here after eating ghee..? I felt very bad at that time.
After my early studies, I came to Kanpur from Bihar, because it used to take 6 years to graduate there. She was fast in reading and writing from the beginning. The teacher used to say that you will become a collector. I was fond of singing since childhood. Used to go to weddings with mother. There mother used to sing songs in Bhojpuri, I also used to accompany her.
It is about 2017. I had completed my graduation. Brother used to run Facebook. I used to visit Facebook with his same ID. One day I saw that people post wrong songs on social media and they rarely get likes. I used to record songs with my brother’s mobile and then upload it on Facebook.
I used to think that I sing better than this. People would like my songs more, but I didn’t have a phone. If she spoke to her brother, he would have refused. After this I started recording the song in uncle’s phone. One day on insistence, I got my maternal uncle to get my Facebook account made.
It is a matter of 2018 that she had gone to Kolkata at her aunt’s place. When she was humming like this, aunt said, if you want to sing, then sing it properly. He got hooked and decided that now I will post my songs on Facebook. Slowly started posting songs one by one on Facebook.
Initially there were less likes. 300-400 people used to watch, but my efforts continued. There was a song written by me ‘Hamara prem ke nisani (signs) dikhai de, piya chawl baniya da…’ People liked it very much. This gave me courage.
Now all I needed was a phone. Told mother to get me mobile, but she thought I was asking for phone to talk to boys. She used to say that if you want to talk, then if you get married, then talk to your husband. Once brother took a new phone. He used to keep his old phone like this, but would not give it to me. Even the family members were always keeping an eye on me. Even after all this, whenever I got hold of a phone, I used to upload one or the other song on Facebook.
Love and marriage with Himanshu
Neha further tells that it is a matter of 2019. I went to the book fair at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. Himanshu met a boy there at the book stall. He struck up a conversation and we shared our numbers with each other. Started talking to him on the phone.
One day he proposed, then I refused. When mother came to know that I was talking to a boy, she got my brother to break my phone. Brother abused Himanshu on the phone. Said very bad or good.
Himanshu calls my aunt’s daughter that Neha’s family has broken her phone. I will not talk to Neha, but she should get the phone. At least he could sing. Aunt’s daughter explained to brother that look give him the phone.
I was also stubborn to a number. I had decided that no matter what happens, I will not leave my work. One day I will buy many phones. Girls want to look beautiful by doing make-up, they have many wishes, but my wish was only for a phone.
During the Bihar assembly elections in 2020, I got Rs 1.5 lakh for singing from a media company. First of all I bought a phone. At that time I was so happy that I cannot tell. A few days later, I gifted an Apple phone to the same brother who had broken my mobile.
During the elections, I sang ‘Bihar Mein Ka Ba’, which brought me a lot of fame. In response to this song, the Bihar government also had to make a song. Everyone wanted to know who is that girl, whose song the government had to answer.
Although I got trolled a lot too. Some called me a broker and some called me an agent of RJD. I was hurled obscene abuses. Papa got very angry after trolling, he said if there is a song then sing traditional songs, not political satire, but where do I listen to him. I know I am doing the right thing.
There is only one drawback in Himanshu that he does not do government job. That’s why the family members did not want me to marry him.