Singers Jaan Kumar Sanu, Amit Tandon and actor Shehnaaz Gill had to contend with trolling after paying tribute to late actor Sidharth Shukla. A certain section of social media felt that they were using the late actor’s name for fame.
Habit, a song starring the late actor and Gill (his rumored girlfriend), was also released after his death. We ask Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who sang the song with singer Shreya Ghoshal, about the controversy, and he says, âThey (who posed the opposition) see this as opportunism. If I use news to create something on it, it seems opportunistic on some level, and I agree.
Defending Habit, the 38-year-old composer of hit songs such as Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi; 2017) and Tere Sang Yaara (Rustom; 2016), adds: âAlmost 50% of this song was made before the death of Sid, and parts of the video were shot as well. I don’t think Sid’s soul anywhere will feel happy that his work isn’t published. We would all like our work to be published. I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Mukherjee has seen cases in the past where people have tried to use situations to their advantage. âThere have been events after which some artists have tried to take advantage of this. That, I can understand, but in our case, the song was made long before, it was not after the death of Sid â, explains the musician, who is currently awaiting the release of his singles.
Speaking of his upcoming projects, he says, âDuring lockdown I made deals with labels for a lot of singles, which were previously only for moviesâ¦ now the industry is moving so fast, so I decided. to no longer keep these songs. . You will hear a lot of interesting songs coming out as singles, âhe concludes.