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Sukhvinder laments lack of work despite Jai Ho

entertainment Updated: Mar 08, 2010 15:31 IST

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Playback singer Sukhvinder Singh who lent his voice to the Oscar winning song

Jai Ho

in Slumdog Millionaire says that despite the international recognition gained by the song, he does not get enough work.

"In the last five years, I have had only 17 songs and it is not a proud thing to say that I get very few projects, " Sukhvinder told PTI.

The singer who made a mark in Bollywood with

Chhaiya Chhaiya

in Mani Ratnam's

Dil Se

, says he likes to work with people who appreciate music rather than just concentrating on delivering a "hit number".

"I don't work with people who tell me that they want me to sing and ask me my price. I am happy if people come up to me and convince me of the wonderful song that has been composed," he said.

Sukhvinder, whose last successful numbers were




) and

Dhan de dhan



) apart from

Jai Ho

, said before recording of any song, he likes to understand the poetry and composition of the song which he will sing.

Sukhvinder said after the success of

Jai Ho

, he was quietly working on

Dhan de dhan

in Kaminey. "I don't sing with any expectations. I had not done

Jai Ho

with any expectation. If the song is good, I believe I need to give my heart and time to it," he said.