With a career spanning almost three decades and many awards to his credit, as Anu Malik turned 47th today, the music composer expressed concern over the present state of Bollywood music rueing blatant copying of foreign tunes by today's musicians.
Malik, who is known for his music in blockbusters like, Main Hoon Na, Border, Refugee to name a few is sad over the present state of music in Indian cinema.
"Melody is lacking in today's music and I am trying my level best to get that back. The songs which we hear today do not have any life. We still love to listen to the old classics because they had soul," Malik told PTI.
"It is the age of laptops and Internet where people are lifting foreign songs especially from Pakistani music. With such blatant copying the composers are killing Indian music," he added.
"We don't have those kind of composers and lyricists (like those in the olden times) today and I think that audiences are realising this fact. This is why audience is getting bored of today's music which is nothing but noise," the composer said.
Malik started his career in 1980's by working in Ek Jaan Hai Hum, Sohni Mahiwal and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati but success evaded the musician during his early years.
The composer got recognition in the industry with the success of films like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi, Janam and Sir, which were appreciated both by audience and critics alike.