‘Who Is Salman Khan To Decide Who Should Sing A Song?’, Singer Abhijeet Lashes At The Actor

After Sonu Nigam sparked the debate of nepotism and favoritism in the Indian music industry, now singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has come out and expressed his views.

Over the past few weeks, many artists have come out and slammed the power culture in the music industry. However, Abhijeet Bhattacharya says it was not like this before. He said,


“It wasn’t like this before in the 90s. Back then, it was even unthinkable. It did happen that one song went from one singer to another but it was authentically, not like this. Things were not so dirty. A film director and music composer used to decide which singer they want, not some company or actor.”

The singer went onto attack Superstar Salman Khan over an alleged incident involving Arijit Singh. He said,

“Now, who is Salman Khan to decide who should sing a song? Who is Salman to take a singer’s song and sing it himself? This is a clear case of favoritism.”

Other Singers Criticise The Culture

Udit Narayan

Acclaimed Singer Kavita Krishnamurthy also expressed her views over the debate and said this is all new to her. She says,

“Nepotism never happened in my time. There were camps and preferences, but it never harmed anyone. A producer never interfered with the music director. They could never have the courage to say an RD Burman, or Khayyam Saab or OP Nayyar or Ravindra Jain to take this singer. They all made their own decisions. If one particular song didn’t work for a singer, they would make another tune for them.”

The singer of popular songs like Choli ke peeche kya hai, Ila Arun claimed that no good composer can be successful today. She said,


“The mafia is running the show. This is a deliberate attempt of killing of somebody’s future. There are good and talented singers now also, but earlier things were healthy and transparent. Now, there are only 5 or 6 composers whose names are doing the rounds and that’s all because of the gunda culture.”

Meanwhile, Udit Narayan refused to comment on the ongoing issue as he is wary if people would think that he is talking because he is not getting work. However, he did acknowledge that things have changed today. He said,

“The time during the 90s was the golden era. The music and lyrics do miss something now. Today’s generation is also very talented but the problem is that people want to become a star overnight, and that’s why they seek for means to get instant success. That’s the reason behind so many remixes.”


Source: Hindustan Times