Panaji, Nov 20, 2016: Versatile and record-breaking playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who is a Guinness record holder having sung nearly 40,000 songs, has actually lost count of the songs he has given voice to for films in various languages.
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Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration here of the 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Balasubrahmanyam, who has already been honoured with Padma Bhushan said that he credits his fellow lyricists, music directors and other colleagues for his success as a singer.
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“Even I do not exactly know. It cannot be over 40,000. It should be between 35,000 and 40,000,” Balasubrahmanyam said when asked about the number of songs he has sung.
Balasubrahmanyam is being felicitated with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the IFFI this year. (IANS)
Amit told media: “As a creative person, we feel it is sad that in Bollywood, a lot of remixed songs are happening. As a composer, we really do not want to touch a composition and work on that because that cult song is a vision of the composer.
“In film format, we do not get enough freedom to recreate the song. And the remix songs are not well respected.”
Agreeing upon the point Nucleya said: “The process of remix a song has been looking down upon because mostly the process has not been given enough attention. Re-creating a song is a beautiful process and that is why in this show we have given a format to all the participants who are creating a new version of the song.”
According to Sunidhi, a remixed version of a song could be a beautiful one, if done tastefully.
She said: “Even in the recent release of remix songs in Bollywood, I liked some of them, some, I did not. The problem is the term ‘remix’ is used very loosely.”
“Therefore, in our show, all the participants are given chance to make the song sound new and fresh by re-imagining it, changing the musical arrangement and re-create the song.”
However, Amit added: “I think no composer and singer would be interested to do a remix song in Bollywood, that is mainly the demand of producers and music labels; if we are part of the project, we are just doing our job. So I think the question should be asked of the music companies and producers.”
‘The Remix’ will have 10-episodes and will start streaming on Amazon from March 9. (IANS)