This Sonakshi Sinha vs Mallik brothers fight is getting uglier with each passing social media post. What started as a statement made by singer Armaan Mallik asking actors to stop turning singers, became a personal war the moment Sonakshi bashed him for his comment and and it has now reached a new low. Jumping in to defend his sister, actor Luv Sinha posted a long write-up on Facebook on Wednesday evening. He hit out at Armaan and his music composer brother Amaal Mallik, questioning them over “acting” in music videos.
In a scathing reply, Amaal made fun of Luv’s rather unsuccessful Bollywood career. Amaal, who composed many songs for Sonakshi’s latest film Noor, also said after this fight, he has lost all respect for the actor.
“A lot has been said over the past few days by everyone about the issue regarding the #JustinBieber Concert. So I thought of giving this one more try before someone takes up something else to just blabber out onto me & my brother. The rumour of Sonakshi Sinha performing was posted by MissMalini & was first objected by Mr Kailash Kher. Armaan Malik only retweeted him saying it’s a sad state and musicians should be given the platform, and he did not tag or personally attack Sonakshi. All he did was support a cause, he believed in, without getting personal. I don’t think he deserved to be targeted and ever since, I sensed a fault in conscience on #SonakshiSinha’s part.
What my mind fails to comprehend is why is she targeting Armaan alone,because obviously it’s easier to call him insecure than calling a Senior Hindustani Classical Singer that. Lets get one thing straight… Not a single established or non established singer of this country is insecure of yours or any actors’ singing skills. I respected Sonakshi as an actor, and she seemed really sweet, recently we worked together on NOOR as well. But I lost all of that when she involved me into this nonsensical twitterati stating that ‘my brother and I both came up to her at some event and asked for a collaboration’ which I clearly stated never happened,” Amaal wrote.
The music director, of Hero and Roy fame, further wrote that he and Armaan were justified in opposing the idea of Sonakshi opening with Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber as India has professional singers, who can do a better job than her.
“Coming back to the tweets, Armaan & I always spoke of wanting a better artist to open for Justin Bieber & there’s nothing wrong in asking for one, we aren’t talking about ourselves. I’m sure we are a country with amazing Musical Prowess & I repeat, they must get a chance to showcase it on a stage like that. This is what I categorically said – ‘As far as actors singing for their personal purposes like Promotion of the movie etc, is concerned, I think there is no harm. But them representing the country musically when an International Icon comes here is something I’m against and every musician should be against.Rather have someone with more skill up there.’ Having said all of this, I have no idea why an opinion can cause such a stir. I still stand by the fact that we need someone with more singing and performing skills up there to be representing us and I’ll stick by it.
“I’m sure if asked to choose between an Actor singing and Legendary Singer singing.. Even the actor him/herself would choose the legendary singer. It’s a no brainer. I choose Quality over Mediocrity for such a platform and I see nothing wrong with it,” Amaal continued.
He saved the harshest words for Luv, as he said, “Now coming to a man/ boy, I don’t know what #LuvSinha. I believe this guy doesn’t know the difference between making a general statement & a personal one. You make “Luv” “sound” like a badword hahaha! My tweet was only a general statement about the quality of singers/musicians going up there and not a personal attack. Mr Luv Sinha, a Musician appears in a music video for his survival. Otherwise he’ll never be known, he’ll never score the shows he needs to. He doesn’t do it with the same motive with which the actors sing in their films!”
Mentioning his flop debut movie, Amaal further said, “So get that straight, ask someone to teach you the trade again because you seemed to have forgotten that after your debut flopped real badly. Direct & Indirect comments about me stealing tunes & stuff isn’t cool. They only make you sound like an uncouth idiot trying to get some desperate fame on a social platform. You’re right, actors can’t steal expressions, or else you would do so in your movie and at least garner a handful of people to watch it. Sadly that wasn’t the case. Now coming to the main issue. You also will agree to a Legend getting a chance over your own sister and thus I rest my case because that’s all I stood for. A better artist. That’s it. There was no personal attack made at anybody.”
Towards the end, Amaal wrote that by indulging in an argument with Armaan, Sonakshi implied that she knew she wasn’t “deserving” enough to be a singer.
“Hope you understand that I myself have worked with stars when they’ve sung for their films and clearly have no problem with that. Where I sense a problem I will speak. You clearly got rubbed the wrong way.. It’s High time you question your conscience. A general statement was taken personally. Only happens when someone somewhere knows it’s them, who’s not deserving. Think about it my “Luv” hahaa & seriously all the best in life. You need it more than anyone else. You can thank me later for the new found fame coming to you,” the music composer concluded.
For the unversed, on Monday, Armaan tweeted, “Actors are actors & singers are singers. Leave the stage & mic to us, that’s our playground, not yours.” He also linked an article with his post which divulged details about Sonakshi performing at the Justin Bieber concert in India.
Sonakshi soon hit back at the singer, “A secure artist would always encourage another artist to grow their skills and follow their dreams. Art in any form should not be suppressed,” wrote Sonakshi who made her debut as a singer in 2015 with single ‘Ishqholic’ and also judged singing reality show, Indian Idol Junior.