Popular singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya known for songs such as Aur Kya’, ‘Tauba Tumhare Ye Ishare’, ‘Dhadkan’, and ‘Jhanjhariya‘ among others chatted with india.com in an exclusive interview. He opened up about how music remains a powerful tool in turning actors into stars.
In a Facebook Live session with india.com Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya chatted about a variety of things ranging from his pairing with Shah Rukh Khan to his journey in the film industry. The singer also claimed that his voice is not made for actors, but for the stars.
He said, “I am made to sing only for the stars, not for the actors. No matter how good I sing, if the person is not a star, it isn’t worth anything. There’s Shah Rukh Khan on one side and there’s Suniel Shetty on the other. Now, SRK is a star. He has a class when he speaks and Suniel has got this rough and tough appeal attached to him. Everytime someone decided to curate a song for Suniel, it had to be aggressive and wild. I sang for both Suniel and SRK. All my songs picturised on both the actors were a hit.”
He then began to talked about how his music played a major role in turning Akshay Kumar from ‘Gareebo Ka Mithun Chakraborty’ to a star. The singer said, “My music made Akshay Kumar a star. When he was launched, he wasn’t a star. He was earlier known as ‘Gareebo Ka Mithun Chakraborty’ like how Mithun was known as ‘Gareebo Ka Amitabh Bachchan’. Music is so powerful that it can turn an actor into a star whether it’s Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, or Rajesh Khanna. Akshay became a star after Khiladi (1992 film for which Abhijeet had sung many popular songs including Waada Raha Sanam), and all his movies were titled as Khiladi later. My voice has suited them all. These are the actors who weren’t stars before but my songs turned them into stars”.