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What! AI generates Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam, Sidhu Moosewala, Sonu Nigam’s voice: What’s at stake?

AI music covers using voices of dead artists such as KK and Sidhu Moosewala, and Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh has certainly woken us up to the dark side of Artificial Intelligence.

Singers Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh and late Sidhu Moosewala have had their voices artificially recreated for the many song covers doing the rounds.
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Sidhu Moose Wala's unreleased song Jaandi Vaar to be presented by Salim Merchant

Late singer Sidhu Moose Wala's song Jaandi Vaar will release soon. Salim Merchant, who composed the song with Sidhu and Afsana Khan, has said that a part of the revenue will be given to his parents.

Late singer Sidhu Moose Wala's song Jaandi Vaar will release next month.
Published on Aug 25, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Jokes on TKSS about Gayle leave guests in splits. Is casual racism still OK?

In an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show from last month, guests Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Salman Ali can be seen laughing at racist comments on cricketer Chris Gayle.

Salim-Sulaiman and Sunidhi Chauhan laughing at a joke about Chris Gayle's skin colour on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:04 PM IST
ByAbhimanyu Mathur

Vishal reminds Kangana of Bhagat Singh ‘so she never again dares to forget’

Vishal Dadlani sported a tee with Bhagat Singh's portrait on it and said that he wanted to remind Kangana Ranaut about his sacrifice. 

Vishal Dadlani reacted to Kangana Ranaut's ‘freedom’ remark. 
Published on Nov 14, 2021 10:16 AM IST

Salim reacts to Indian Idol row, says he was told to praise contestants on shows

Salim Merchant, on being asked if he, like Amit Kumar, has been told to praise contestants on reality shows, said that it has happened to him many times. He added that he has never falsely praised anyone.

Salim Merchant has been a judge on Indian Idol and The Voice India in the past.
Published on Jun 30, 2021 10:50 AM IST

Salim-Sulaiman were rejected by 'big label' after composing songs for a movie

Salim Merchant, of musical duo Salim-Sulaiman, revealed they were rejected by a 'big label' after they had composed songs for a movie the production house acquired.

Salim Merchant, of Salim-Sulaiman, recalls being rejected by a production house.
Published on Jun 08, 2021 02:11 PM IST

Nadeem Saifi on Shravan Rathore's death: 'My Shanu is no more'

Shravan Rathore of popular music-composers duo Nadeem Shravan, died Thursday night. Nadeem has now spoken about the loss. Akshay Kumar, Salim Merchant and Adnan Sami also expressed their grief.

Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathore were a hit musician duo in the 90s. Shravan died on Thursday.
Published on Apr 23, 2021 07:43 AM IST

Salim Merchant alleges manipulation: 'Awards are sponsored by the big labels'

Salim Merchant talks about the importance of regional music, claims most big music labels manipulate awards in their favour.

Salim Merchant
Published on Mar 26, 2021 07:27 AM IST

Sajid Khan pens emotional note for brother Wajid Khan: ‘I’m with mummy, you’re with papa’

Music composer Sajid Khan has posted an emotional note for his brother Wajid, who died on Monday.

Wajid Khan died on Monday due to a cardiac arrest.
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

David Dhawan says Wajid Khan was like his child, Salim Merchant reveals composer’s health deteriorated after Dabangg 3

Filmmaker David Dhawan and musician Salim Merchant remember late Wajid Khan and talk about the health issues he had been struggling with.

Salim Merchant and David Dhawan talk about late Wajid Khan.
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 12:28 PM IST

RIP Wajid Khan: The man who made music of Salman Khan’s films ‘dabangg’

Music composer and singer Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday. Coming from a rich musical lineage, he did some of his best work with actor Salman Khan.

Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 06:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Akshay Kumar pays tribute to Wajid Khan, calls him ‘talented and ever-smiling’

Akshay Kumar joined Bollywood in paying tribute to music composer Wajid Khan, who died on Monday.

Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday.
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Usha Uthup, other artists power India’s new song in fight against Covid-19

The song combines English lyrics with notes and beats of Indian classical music and spreads the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, or the world is one family.

The song is also a tribute to the countless individuals silently helping neighbours, strangers and people around them in these times of distress. (HT photo)
Updated on May 12, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Salim Merchant claims YRF haven’t paid royalties for 4 years, ‘I know Javed Akhtar sahab has not been paid’

Most of Salim-Sulaiman’s bigget hit songs are with YRF productions and the duo has now been focusing on performing at concerts globally and composing singles, besides creating music for films.

Salim Merchant has alleged that Yash Raj Films have not paid dues for past four years, adding he is not alone.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service | By

Farhan Saeed of Pak band Jal claims Salim Merchant copied song: ‘They have audacity to call themselves artists’

Pakistani band Jal’s Farhan Saeed has tweeted about how Salim Merchant’s latest song Haareya sounds a lot like his 2014 song Roiyaan.

Farhan Saeed’s Roiyaan and Salim Merchant’s Haareya have the same lyricist.
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Mental fitness as important as physical, says Salim Merchant

The singer and music composer says he believes in moderation, and dieting has no room in his life.

(Gokul VS / HT)
Published on Aug 31, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPurnima Goswami Sharma

Salim Merchant on recreated songs in films: ‘We are stopping original music to be composed. That’s a threat to our industry’

Music composer Salim Merchant has raised concern over the increasing number of recreated songs in Bollywood films. He said that it will soon pose a threat to the music industry.

Salim Merchant has said that there’s not enough good original music these days.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 11, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Self expression is important factor for artistes, says Salim Merchant

Salim Merchant is not happy with young singers imitating already established singers, and not bringing anything new to the table.

Salim Merchant is known for his trendy yet melodious tunes.
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service
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