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“Actors Don’t Fight For The Singers!” – Singer Sonu Nigam Comments On The Film Industry

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In a recent interview with Zoom Entertainment, vocalist Sonu Nigam said actors don’t fight for the singers even if they might have their preferences. The singer also opened up about his experiences in the music industry. He said he had a dispute with a music company and they didn’t want him to sing in PK but Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani insisted that Sonu should do the song.

“I don’t think actors fight or interfere with singers in their films. If that was the case, I would still be singing for Shah Rukh Khan. They (actors) think this is the composer’s or director’s department. The best they can do is give their preference. But they don’t fight for anyone.”

— Sonu Nigam

Recently he has sung for movies like Laal Singh Chaddha, Mission Majnu, Shehzada, and Adipurush. In another interview, the singer admitted he didn’t like the song “Chiggy Wiggy” and said when they got Kylie Minogue on board for the song A.R. Rahman could have composed a better song than that!

On the work front, Sonu said he doesn’t have any specific “plans, dreams, or ambitions.” He likes taking each day as it unfolds rather than sticking to any specific plan. 

Sonu Nigam has been a singing sensation in the 90s and he has given a series of golden numbers. He is a veteran playback singer, music director, and dubbing artist and also has tried his hand at acting. Some of his super hit songs include Ab Mujhe Raat DinMain Agar KahoonSuraj Hua MaddhamSatrangi ReTumse Milke Dil KaSaathiyaDo Pal, and Kal Ho Na Ho, among others.

Sonu Nigam is considered one of the best vocalists of India and he was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri in 2022. The ace singer has performed in several languages like Hindi, English, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Chhattisgarhi and other languages. Although extremely popular in Bollywood for his romantic tracks, Sonu has sung many devotional songs in Hindi and even in Buddhist and Islamic devotional albums.

Sonu has great popularity around the globe. In 2007, he sang at the Harvard College Sangeet. He even participated in a three-city tour of the United Kingdom in 2008. Sonu even released a song as a tribute to Michael Jackson after his death which was included on The Beat of Our Hearts, the tribute album for the King of Pop.

By Ishita Ganguly

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