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Ankit is fed up of allegations that his songs lack freshness

Singer Ankit Tiwari, in a candid chat talks about critics, his upcoming projects and clears the air about his acting plans.

music Updated: Aug 02, 2016 19:11 IST
Torsha Sen
Torsha Sen
Hindustan Times
Ankit Tiwari,Akshay Kumar,Critics
Singer Ankit Tiwari’s latest song Tai Hai from Rustom is quite a rage.

Singer-composer Ankit Tiwari has swept almost all the major awards in the past three years in the best music category. His latest song Tai Hai from Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom is also creating buzz. But when it comes to critics, the Sun Raha Hai Na Tu (Aashiqui, 2013 ) singer-composer is not too happy.

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While the critics think freshness is missing from his songs and each of them sound similar, Ankit is fed up of these allegations.He says, “If they (critics) are expecting anything different from me, I am expecting them to write something new. If critics find my songs monotonous, then I also find their opinion monotonous.”

Watch Ankit’s song from Rustom here:

“I respect them (critics) but at the same time I feel I am responsible and answerable to my fans and no one else. If fan are accepting my compositions with open arms, I can’t complain,” adds Ankit. He further says, “What can I do if the director and producers comes to me with a certain demand for a vision for a song. I will try my best to give them a song that matches their vision.”

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He says, “At the end of the day I also need to earn my bread and butter. Just because I am not getting to show my versatility doesn’t mean I will leave the projects that are coming my way.” “I have taken up solo projects where I am composing songs for the entire album of the film and I hope now when they get a 360 degree view of my work they will be satisfied,” he says.

Watch some of the most memorable Ankit Tiwari songs here:

His latest single Badtameez also saw him do a bit of acting. When asked if he’s looking forward to take up acting, Ankit says, “ We are live performers and that’s why we are not camera shy. But I was very nervous in parts where I had to speak. I felt uneasy while shooting but I believe in ‘never say never’ so who knows what will happen in future.”

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First Published: Aug 02, 2016 19:11 IST