Bollywood’s love for remixing old classics is growing. The past few months have seen a tsunami of recreated songs like “Ek Do Teen” and “Dilbar”, many of them couldn’t get audience appreciation. Here’s what industry icons have to say about the latest trend.
Singer Sonu Nigam feels that nowadays everyone, irrespective of knowledge, has an opinion on creating music, which was not the case in the 1960s and 70s.
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam reasoned that the radio has perhaps stopped promoting indie tracks due to being “over-enamoured” by Bollywood. The popular singer, who has spent over 25 years in the film industry, had earlier come up with independent albums like “Deewana” and “Mausam”
“National anthem is something that’s prestigious and sensitive. Why do you want to belittle it by playing it in theatres? If I respect my national anthem, why will I play it in a place where people have come to enjoy a movie,” Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam.
Happy Birthday Sonu Nigam: The singer who turned 44 today has entertained us with his melodious and versatile singing. Whether Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan, he has lent his voice for songs for almost every big star in the industry and has given one hit after another, adding credits to his discography. Over his career spanning two decades, Sonu has not only sung in Hindi movies but has also lent his voice for numerous songs in Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Nepali.
An evidently annoyed Suchitra Krishnamoorthi wrote on Twitter – “came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity,” subsequently generating quite a buzz on social media.
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam had been really moved by the driver’s courage and his presence of mind. He made sure that the driver was tracked down and ensured that the money reached him safely. When we contacted the singer, he told us how such kind gestures are of utmost importance.
Yes, Sonu Nigam recently shared a video of him singing Dhinchak Pooja’s hit song ‘Dilon Ka Shooter’ a la Kumar Sanu style. Step aside Ed Sheeran and Sia, now Dhinchak Pooja’s songs are getting some famous covers instead.
A Haryana resident had moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the singer. On Thursday, the division bench asked the petitioner Aas Mohammad, a resident of Sonepat district, to focus his energy on better things.
Sonu Nigam has sung a patriotic song for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force which was unveiled by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi as he visited the forces’ headquarters. Nigam was approached by the 90,000 personnel-strong paramilitary force to lend his voice, which he happily did without charging any fee.
Under the arrangement, the mosques have decided to deliver only a single azaan – the call for prayer recited five times – from the biggest mosque, Valiya Juma Masjid. The other mosques will only repeat it without any use of loud speakers.
Sonu Nigam had quit Twitter after Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account was suspended following his series of allegedly offensive tweets targeted at JNU student Shehla Rashid’s remarks against BJP.
Sonu Nigam forewarned his 6.5 million followers that he would be deleting his account in a while before posting a long rant in 24 tweets.
“All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand,” Abhijit Bhattacharya reportedly said.
Paresh Rawal’s remark came in response to purported reports in Pakistani media in which Arundhati Roy had made remarks against the Indian Army on a visit to Srinagar