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Neha Bhasin on actors singing in films: Hope this trend dies out soon

Singer Neha Bhasin says that most actors sing with the help of auto-tuning and that makes it difficult to gauge their singing abilities.

music Updated: Jun 21, 2017 18:44 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Neha Bhasin,Shraddha Kapoor,Alia Bhatt
Singer Neha Bhasin says that actor Parineeti Chopra sings well.

Neha Bhasin is the latest to express her opinion on whether Bollywood actors should sing in films. This debate has been going on ever since Sonakshi Sinha was rumoured to be singing on stage with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber at his Mumbai concert last month.

Be it Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi or Parineeti Chopra, actors lending their voice for their own films seems to have become the latest trend now. Neha, who is known for her tracks such as Dhunki from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan (2016), says that it’s high time this trend stops.

“I am hoping that this [actors singing in films] dies out soon. You can only judge how well they sing if they do so without a machine [auto-tuning] which doesn’t happen most of the time. The songs are tuned, so it is difficult to comment. But I feel Parineeti Chopra sings well,” says Neha.

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The 34-year-old singer adds that a good singing voice is something that cannot be inculcated. “Singing well is a talent, which many people may not have. You can inculcate good acting and dancing abilities, but not singing. If you can sing well, that makes you more responsible. Your voice goes out to the whole world,” she says.

Neha, who started her singing career in 2002 as a member of the pop band Viva, says her journey has been quite challenging. “Even after I had recorded a few songs, people would say that they didn’t know me. It would hurt at times but now, I have learnt to live in the present. Although life has changed now, I am very realistic and am aware that neither success nor failure is permanent,” she adds.

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First Published: Jun 21, 2017 18:41 IST