Neha Bhasin thinks Salman Khan- Arijit Singh row blown out of proportion

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2016 19:13 IST

Singer Neha Bhasin , who has sung a version of Jag Ghoomiya -- a song that became a talking point even before its release because of Salman Khan and Arijit Singh controversy, says the issue has been blown out of proportion, and music is bearing the brunt.

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Singer Arijit Singh had written a public apology to actor Salman Khan as the Tum Hi Ho singer was afraid that Khan would get his version of the song Jag Ghoomiya dropped from Sultan’s album.

She says, “I feel that, unfortunately, people are focusing on the wrong thing. It makes me feel very bad. This whole incident (Salman-Arijit stand off) is personally between the two people. Although Arijit wrote a public apology, probably he was hurt and he wanted to say something, it doesn’t mean we should make a big deal about it,”

She adds, “We are not focusing on the song, we are in fact killing a good song because everybody wants to feed on someone’s weakness and I find that sad.”

Talking about the version of the song that she has sung, Neha says, “I’m very happy with the way people are talking about the version I have sung. I think, Vishal -Shekhar (music composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) wanted the sound to be like a folk song, something very close to the earth and they love what I have done in the folk genre for my Youtube page, too.”

another of Neha’s single Madhaniya, a Punjabi folk song, is also doing well online. she says, “ “I have always wanted to bring folk song to mainstream. and this is my way of bringing the folk sound to Bollywood because somewhere down the line, we are too tired of listening to heavily produced music, and engineered voices.”

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And the compliments that have come her way, have left her feeling humbled. “I was very overwhelmed when one of the critics wrote in his review that the song is a classic like Lambi Judai (Betab,1983) and I sound like Pakistani Folk singer Reshma ji. To be compared to her means a lot to me.” says the Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, 2011) singer and signs off.

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