Rapper Badshah’s songs like “Abhi toh party shuru hui hai”, “Saturday-Saturday” and “Dhup chik hori se” created waves in Bollywood, but he says he’s not keen to compose albums for the Hindi film industry.
“I don’t want to compose Bollywood albums. I’ll concentrate on being (an) independent (music artist),” Badshah, whose real name is Aditya Singh, told IANS.
The rapper, who launched his first track in 2006, says that the reason behind his not composing Bollywood albums are the underground artists who look up to him.
“A lot of underground artists look up to us (talent like me) because we have done so well for ourselves independently… Otherwise, Bollywood is a tough place to be in and a tough place to reach,” he added.
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Famously known for his singles like “Get up jawani”, “Chull” and “Bandook”, Badshah feels that the time for independent albums is good, as popular labels are supporting the release of these albums.
“Big labels like T-series and Sony have started releasing independent albums again. It’s a beautiful time right now, a nice opportunity… independent artist have this courage to bring exciting and new stuff,” Badshah said.
Having shot to fame with his single “Proper patola”, he says that he has a bunch of Bollywood projects, which have been keeping him very busy.
Badshah has rapped a few lines in “Selfie le le re” from Salman Khan’s latest venture “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.
“I have done a song for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ … Pritam da called and he said, ‘We need you to rap a few lines’,” said the singer, who has even crooned a number for “Hero”.