Guru Randhawa: Don’t listen to singers who lip-sync their songs at concerts
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Guru Randhawa: Don’t listen to singers who lip-sync their songs at concerts

‘Suit Suit’ singer Guru Randhawa says that artists shouldn’t cheat their audience by merely lip-syncing their songs at concerts.

music Updated: Jul 18, 2017 16:14 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Guru Randhawa,Suit Suit,Sunidhi Chauhan
Singer Guru Randhawa is best known for his song Suit Suit Karda.(Shivam Saxena/HT)

Like any other performing artist, singer Guru Randhawa enjoys live concerts, but is critical of those who cheat their audience just to deliver a good show. He’s hinting at Canadian pop singer Justin Beiber, who got flak for lip-syncing during his first-ever India gig in Mumbai in May 2017.

Randhawa says, “I always tell my audiences not to listen to such artists who play audio CDs at their concerts. Such shows shouldn’t be called LIVE shows. People like AR Rahman, Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh are the ones who hold true concerts.”

More than recording in a studio, Randhawa enjoys interacting with his fans. “Jab band ke saath bajao, you are able to gauge the audience’s interest. If they are not enjoying the song, you can stop it at once and start afresh. CD bajaane waale artists have to wait till the song finishes,” he quips.

Randhawa shot to instant fame in Bollywood, when his song Suit Suit was featured in the 2017 film, Hindi Medium. However, he says that his true calling lies in composing independent music. “I have just sung for a film starring actor Vidya Balan, and have a couple of more projects in the pipeline. But with independent music, I can do what I feel satisfied with, and not feel the pressure of what others expect me to deliver.”

Now that he has gained prominence in the Hindi film industry, does he feel any added pressure to deliver another big hit? “Pressure is for those people who are competing in a race. Main kisi race mein nahi hoon. I compose only for myself and those fans who have supported me till now,” adds Randhawa, who is also set to turn actor with an upcoming Punjabi film.

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First Published: Jul 18, 2017 16:10 IST