Once upon a time, Kumar Sanu was the first choice for male playback for many a music director. Today, Sanu has released an album as tribute to Kishore Kumar who he has often been compared to. However, he thinks the music composers of today lack guts.
Talking to Mid-Day, he said, “It makes me really sad to hear vulgar lyrics and to see the picturisation of the songs. The music made in the 1960s, ��70s, ��80s and ��90s used to be about sending the right message through music”.
Sanu’s voice was evident in 1990’s ‘Aashiqui’. When asked about ‘Aashiqui 2’ last year, he revealed, “I think the singers did a good job and there were at least two good songs, but if you listen to the album as a whole, you don�۪t see any versatility. And how will there be versatility?”
“The music composers these days are controlled by producers and music companies. They don�۪t have the guts to come out and say that they want certain types of lyrics or music,” he continued.
Sanu says he is going to keep trying and hoping that the industry returns to the ‘right track’ some day.