This is Why Abhijeet Bhattacharya Stopped Singing for Shah Rukh Khan
One of the most popular Bollywood playback singers of the 90s, Abhijeet Bhattacharya has been quite bitter off-late, especially with the Khans. Abhijeet Bhattacharya is known for being the signature voice of Shah Rukh Khan in evergreen songs from the Nineties. Apart from that, he is also known for courting controversies with his explosive statements.
The talented singer recently attended India Today Safaigiri Summit and Awards 2018 where he talked about several things and also made some shocking revelations.
For the uninitiated, Abhijeet sang some of the biggest hits for Shah Rukh and other B-Towners. Songs such as Ole Ole, Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki, Suno Na Suno Na, Chand Taare, Tan Tana Tan Tan Tar, Baadshah O Baadshah, Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan etc to name a few. He stopped singing for Shah Rukh Khan a while back and at the summit, he also mocked Shah Rukh Khan for the songs in his recent films.
“Koi kitna bhi bada star ho jaaye, awaaz Abhijeet ki hi hoti hai. Maine logon ko superstar bana diya, apne awaaz se. Till I sang for Shah Rukh, he was a rockstar. When I stopped singing for him because I refused to, he came down to Lungi Dance.”, said Abhijeet.
He also revealed that he was hurt when in ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’, the entire bunch of spot boys and technicians appeared in the end credits, except for the singers. “It is about self-respect and sanskaar. There were two films – Om Shanti Om and Main Hoon Na. In the end credits song sequence, he showed everyone, from spotboy to hairdresser, except the singers.”
“In Main Hoon Na, it was the same scenario. Jab sab khatam ho gaya aur safai chalne lagi, uske baad humara naam aaya. We don’t deserve to be named like that”, added Abhijeet. Abhijeet also said that he considers himself part of the Indian ‘music industry’ and not Bollywood.