Many of Bollywood’s much loved playback singers seem to have surprisingly disappeared into the shadows
IT IS difficult to have a conversation about ’ 90s Bollywood music without mentioning songs such as Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana sanam, sung by Kumar Sanu, and Pehla Nasha, sung by Udit Narayan. Sanu and Narayan belonged to a breed of playback singers who made ’ 90s music what it was: a bag of melodies that sent their respective film’s box office collections soaring.
Which brings us to the question: where have these singers gone now? One reason behind their disappearance is the fact that today’s music directors prefer working with a new bunch of singers culled from various talent shows.
Not only do these youngsters charge lower fees but their voices can also be worked upon using a slew of audio softwares.
hitlist catches up with these singers to give you the lowdown on what’s keeping them busy now…
LAST PLAYBACK SONG: Yeh hare kaanch ki choodiyan FILM: Milenge Milenge MUSIC DIRECTOR: Himesh Reshammiya CURRENT STATUS: “ A lot more avenues other than Bollywood have opened up today. Besides, I think that there are no melodious songs these days. But with new opportunities coming up, we are busier now than we used to be.”
- Shining Silver
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I agree.. Those lots have just been erased ..some due to politics (Abhijit) some due to their self created controversies (Sanu) and some cuz their heavy voice could not suit all ( Udit) .. The only singer who never got her due despite being very talents was Kavita IMO .. I just loved her ranges ..be it the hawa hawai, hum dil de chukke sanam and many more
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