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Mumbai: Chalte Chalte singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya was booked on charges of rape and molestation on Thursday night at Durga Puja event, an officer said on Friday.

The incident happened during a live performance by singer Kailash Kher as part of the Lokhandwala Durga Puja Mandal, of which Bhattacharya is one of the prime movers.

Despite repeated attempts, the singer could not be contacted for his version of the incident.

The 34-year old woman claimed that owing to the huge crowds, she could not view the performance properly so she got up and was viewing it from the side.

She alleged that at the time, she felt Bhattacharya touching her inappropriately and she objected, demanding to meet police officers and lodge her complaint.

At this, Bhattacharya reportedly shouted at her and asked some women volunteers to take her to his office where he further threatened her with dire consequences and then ejected her from the show venue.

Later, the victim approached the Oshiwara Police Station which lodged a complaint against Bhattacharya for molestation and related charges.

A police officer said investigations were underway and the singer would be summoned for questioning.

 

(IANS)

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People Criticized Me For Recreating Songs, Says Jubin Nautiyal

I will on original numbers only: Jubin Nautiyal

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People Criticized Me For Recreating Songs, Says Jubin Nautiyal
People Criticized Me For Recreating Songs, Says Jubin Nautiyal,flickr

Singer Jubin Nautiyal, who has lent his voice to new versions of songs like “The humma song” and “Tu jo mila raabta”, says he has been criticized for doing recreations.

Nautiyal was speaking at the second season of “Talking Music” on Saavn, a music and audio streaming service.

“I have been facing criticism for doing recreations. People don’t like me doing recreations. People tell me you have an original voice and you have an original way of doing things, why do you have to recreate things… I believe a song has music writers, singers, music directors, arrangers but the song in itself is of utmost importance,” Nautiyal said in a statement.

The singer says when he works on a track, he gives his full attention to it.

“I don’t pay attention to where it has come from, is it a recreation or anything else. When a singer starts thinking about these things that’s where he messes up with what he is doing at that present moment. So, when I’m enjoying in that moment, it always works,” he added.

But Nautiyal says he will now only focus on original numbers.

Jubin Nautiyal,singing recreational song
Jubin Nautiyal,singing recreational song, flickr

“People were a little angry with the remake of ‘Pehla nasha’ because it’s a classic. They were like ‘you have ruined our song’ but it’s okay, this year I won’t do recreations, I will focus more on originals,” he said.

The “Zindagi kuch toh bata” crooner says he takes criticism in the right spirit.

“I come from a political background with business. I could be very high headed but one thing my parents have taught me is to take and how to take criticism… If it is genuine criticism I never forget. And remember it when I am doing my riyaaz (practice),” he said.

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“When the criticism is not genuine you know it is not in your heart. So, I just follow my heart,” he added. (IANS)

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