On a recent live debate Amaal Mallik, Jubin Nautiyal, Sachet Tandon, Rochak Kohli countered the statement of Sonu Nigam regarding nepotism, saying music industry is purely based on talent and luck.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise has been felt by every individual of this country. Now the hot topic is “nepotism”. There has been a sudden outrage and anger in the country. People are calling to Boycott Bollywood because of nepotism, the root cause of all evil. Industry’s A Listers like Karan Johar, Salman Khan, YRF Productions all are being criticized for their unprofessional behaviour towards Sushant by the Indian public.
Recently Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam was quoted saying, “Don’t be surprised if tomorrow any singer or music composer does the same thing what Sushant did today”. Sonu Nigam ridiculed the music industry for its biasness and nepotism. Sonu Nigam said, “Nepotism is more prevalent in Indian Music Industry”. Sonu called out all the music mafias indirectly by saying, “There are two music mafias and they run the Industry, they decide which singer will sing which song or not”.
However Amaal Mallik, Jubin Nautiyal, Sachet Tandon, Rochak Kohli, Manoj Muntashir and Rashmi Viraj during a live debate came out with different perspectives and views. The singers and music composers did not believe Sonu’s claim. All of them were on equal page and were quoted saying, “Talent and luck is the only thing that prevails in the music industry”.
Amaal Mallik who happens to be the son Daboo Mallik and belongs from the family of musicians and composers said, “We have our own struggles”. Amaal Mallik believes he didn’t get things very easily, he had put a lot of hardwork for reaching where he is today. Amaal Mallik said it was not a cake walk for him. He said, “First of all, with due respect to my dad, he wasn’t an ace composer. He never got the success that my uncle did. So it wasn’t a phone call that went and someone said, ‘Please listen to my son, he is a composer’. He’s obviously done his share of songs and he found his little bit of success. When Armaan sang his first song for Vishal Dadlani, he didn’t know that they were making Daboo Malik’s son sing. He went inside the studio when he was 10-11, sang a scratch and it went on to be part of Bhoothnath. He didn’t get the opportunity because he was so and so’s kid.”
In the recent years, the level of music in the films have degraded. Bollywood is just producing remakes after remakes. Veteran Singers have came out in public and ridiculed the composers for producing remakes without giving proper credits. Voices are coming up and speaking against the biasness and favouritism that prevails within the film industry and music industry.