Singer Neeti Mohan credits her son Aryaveer for helping her improvise her songs. She has successfully returned to her professional life last year after staying low-key during her pregnancy and after becoming a mother in 2021. In addition to performing at consecutive shows, the singer had four film releases. Neeti is overjoyed with how she’s balancing her time as a mother and an artist, and she credits her son, Aryaveer, for inspiring her as a musician. “Every night I compose a lullaby on the spot when I put Aryaveer to bed. “It’s also helped me improvise on my songs,” says the Meri Jaan (Gangubai Kathiawadi; 2022) singer.
She is delighted that music has become an important part of her son’s life as well. “He enjoys music. I began singing for my baby while he was still in my womb. I start everything with a song or a melodic phrase, even if it’s a fruit or an animal. We have a song called “Crow Caw Caw.” So, I know that when I sing that, I’m not only teaching him about the crow, but also about its sound. When I play the piano, Aryaveer sits beside me and presses the keys. It’s a wonderful sensation. We also play the guitar together, and he has some musical toys. “He really does have a great deal of enjoyment with them,” she says.
When asked if she’d like her son to become a musician when he grows up, the singer says, “As a mom, I want him to get exposed to as many sounds as possible. I want to introduce him to various musical notes because they help sharpen your brain. Ultimately, whether he becomes a musician or not is up to him.”