Bollywood singing star Sonu Nigam lambasted the state of affairs in the Hindi music industry. It is well known that Nigam isn’t too far from courting controversy. This time he vented, “Sometimes, I feel as if it would have been better if I were from Pakistan. Atleast I would get offers from India” – at the Agenda Aaj Tak meet.
The singer isn’t satisfied with the current scenario of the Indian singers. He expressed, “Now-a-days singers have to pay music companies for shows. If we don’t shell the money, they will play songs sung by other singers and highlight them. Then, they will take money from them”.
He complained of the adulation received by their Pakistan counterparts, “Why single out Indian singers? They don’t do the same with the Pakistan singers. Atif Aslam is a very close friend of mine. He is never asked to pay to sing at shows, neither is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan”.
The 45-year old vocalist cited the fault in the current surge of song remixes. He blamed, “Earlier composers, lyricists and singers created a song. Now, music companies have taken over that job”.