Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:52 IST
Sukhwinder Singh says talent cannot be produced in factories and that is exactly what such shows are doing
Ask him to judge a reality show and Sukhwinder Singh will obstinately deny doing anything with this genre of television programs.
The singer, who with his Oscar and Grammy-winning number, Jai Ho, put Indian music on the world map, is of the opinion that the
'TRP-lusty and pre-scripted' TV shows are a crime that 'are killing the very soul of music'.
A 'real' drama
Singh says, "Boom of reality shows spelt the doom of quality music. You cannot make talent in factories and reality shows are just
trying to do just that.
And in the process, they are nipping promising singers in the bud."
Asked why the shelf life of contemporary music is becoming shorter by the day, he says, "Reality shows are real fakes. They give
momentary stardom to half-baked singers and make them incapable of doing anything real in life."
According to him, the evergreen songs of the golden era 1960 to 1980 will always remain fresh. "Something which is original is
eternal. Singers like Kishore Kumar never tried to copy anyone.
Like him I also believe in being original, but the industry is flooded with copycat singers. These people, who are in a hurry to make
money, are compromising on the quality of music."
So will we ever be able to restore the glory of golden era? The versatile artiste, who is also a brilliant composer and lyricist, said
there is no point going back to the lantern age. "You can always take reference from the past, but the effort of recreating the past
will only spell disaster."
Asked if it was the international packaging of Jai Ho that won it so many accolades, the singer said, "Yes, packaging matters. A
good product with a dull wrapper won't sell. The Indian music industry needs to hone its presentation skills."
Sukhwinder recently launched his devotional album titled Sai Ram. On this transition from entertainment genre to spiritual one, he
said, "Every song is like a prayer for me. Only genres are different, but the soul of every song is love for the Almighty or his
By arrangement with Mid-Day.com
- Thursday, November 26, 2015 Aamir Khan breaks his silence, says he won't leave India
|Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday broke his silence and clarified his stance on "intolerance", saying neither he nor...|
- Thursday, November 26, 2015 Keith Sequeira makes comeback to 'Bigg Boss Nau'
|Actor Keith Sequeira, who had to make an emergency exit from "Bigg Boss Nau", will be seen making a comeback on the controversial...|
- Thursday, November 26, 2015 Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut
|Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon have been roped in to star in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut. The lead pair took...|
- Thursday, November 26, 2015 Vivek Oberoi avoids commenting on Salman Khan
|Actor Vivek Oberoi, whose relations with Salman Khan soured some years back, has refused to comment on why he avoided meeting the...|