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I can't sing to save my life: Salman Khan

He has lent his voice to hit songs like Hangover (Kick, 2013) and Chandi Ki Daal Par (Hello Brother, 1999) but Salman Khan claims he does not take singing seriously.

bollywood Updated: Apr 10, 2017 13:14 IST

Salman Khan during the recording of his song for Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi-starrer Hero.
Salman Khan during the recording of his song for Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi-starrer Hero.( )

Be it Hangover from Kick or Kyun Main Hoon Hero Tera from Hero, his songs have always been huge hits. Salman Khan, however, says he does not take singing seriously. "Singing is not my next love after painting. I am just doing it for fun. I can't sing to save my life, if you ask me to sing the same song right now I would not be able to do it. Even if I try to sing it on TV it will not sound the same. However, if I am in a studio and they (the music composers) sing every line in front of me, I can mimic that and sing it," says the 49-year-old actor.

Salman Khan, who previously lent his voice to Hangover (Kick) and Chandi Ki Daal Par (Hello Brother), recently crooned the title track for his upcoming production Hero.

During the promotion of


, Salman was asked to name the woman he though of while singing the latest romantic number. The Dabangg star said, "What's her name... I know you know her name... I just concentrated on her and that's it. So, that feeling automatically came." However, he later killed the excitement by saying it was, "sur". "You concentrate on your 'sur'... That is the name. If the 'sur' is ok then the technicians take care of it. If you get the feel right of the 'sur' the song turns out to be pretty ok."

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star said he tried his hands in the recording studio as he wishes to hear his own voice in the playback. "In films, we have playback singers. People know it is Sonu Nigam or Kumar Sanu, I just wanted to have my own voice there and that's the reason why I decided to sing."

Hero, starring newcomers Athiya Shetty and Sooraj Pancholi, will hit theatres on September 11. It is a remake of 1983 hit starring Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri.

Read: Salman Khan croons for Hero remake

First Published: Sep 07, 2015 11:30 IST