Abhijeet Bhattacharya slams Akshay Kumar saying, “weren’t stars before but my songs turned them into stars” 

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Published by Nibedita Goswami on 20 Jun 2021

Abhijeet Bhattacharya is having a melodious career took the lead of songs in the 90s. His singing was mostly leaning toward Shah Rukh Khan. We can’t get enough of this musical attorney. We find the illustration of his journey in the movies like  Khiladi, Raja Babu, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Raaz, and Main Hoon Na and so many.

Recently in a reply about his favorite actor for whom he loved to playback, Abhijeet said, “I am made to sing only for the stars, not for the actors. No matter how good I sing, if the person is not a star, it isn’t worth anything. There’s Shah Rukh Khan on one side and there’s Suniel Shetty on the other. Now, SRK is a star. He has a class when he speaks and Suniel has got this rough and tough appeal attached to him. Everytime someone decided to curate a song for Suniel, it had to be aggressive and wild. I sang for both Suniel and SRK. All my songs picturised on both the actors were a hit.”

Calling his charisma, he talks about the power of music that made stars. He calls Akshay Kumar, ‘Gareebo Ka Mithun Chakraborty’. It was his voice that created a star out of Akshay after he sang  Waada Raha Sanam for him in Khiladi in 1992. To quote him, “My music made Akshay Kumar a star. When he was launched, he wasn’t a star. He was earlier known as ‘Gareebo Ka Mithun Chakraborty’ like how Mithun was known as ‘Gareebo Ka Amitabh Bachchan’. Music is so powerful that it can turn an actor into a star whether it’s Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, or Rajesh Khanna. Akshay became a star after Khiladi (1992 film for which Abhijeet had sung many popular songs including Waada Raha Sanam), and all his movies were titled as Khiladi later. My voice has suited them all. These are the actors who weren’t stars before but my songs turned them into stars.”

Talking about reality shows, he discards his presence in the same because he believes, the judges are ‘inexperienced’ and ‘self-centered.’ He doesn’t prefer to go to Indian Idol because of the same reason.

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