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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

You can’t have Badshah or Honey Singh in every song: Akhil Sachdeva

Music composer Akhil Sachdeva says that composers run after Badshah and Honey Singh only to enhance business value of their songs.

bollywood Updated: Mar 23, 2017 20:17 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Singer Akhil Sachdeva talks about rap overdose in Bollywood songs.
Singer Akhil Sachdeva talks about rap overdose in Bollywood songs.

Singer-music composer Akhil Sachdeva has his priority set about the kind of songs he wants to compose or sing, and says he doesn’t fall for the trend of including a ‘cool rap’ in a song just for the heck of it. “I feel that rap is a different form of music altogether and you can’t just mix it with any and every kind of Indian music. When it’s not a rap song, and you force a rap into it, it takes away its soul,” says Sachdeva, who made his Bollywood debut with the song, Humsafar, in the recent film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

“Look at the top chartbusters, and out of 10, I’d have liked only two raps. Sometimes it works for me, but mostly, it doesn’t,” he adds.

Commenting on the rap overdose in the industry, Sachdeva says it’s more to do with commercial value. “You cannot have Honey Singh or Badshah everywhere. The reason music composers run after them or use them is only to add or enhance business value of their songs.”

Taking a subtle dig at the language used in rap songs, the singer-composer says: “There have been raps in songs where the lyrics were not pleasant but I won’t go into that detailing now. It’s something that I don’t enjoy too much. I somehow cannot even utter those words while singing or talking, so no clue how one can include those in their songs.”

Sachdeva, however, adds that it’s a choice and you can’t judge someone for it. “India is such a vastly populated country and there’s scope for everybody. If we don’t like it (rap), there would be a number of people who would like to listen to such kind of music. So you cannot judge. Anything can work in our country.”

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