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Shaan recalls losing the title track of Lage Raho Munna Bhai was told, 'Sanju ka chehra nahi aa raha hai jab tu gaa raha hai'

Shaan recalls losing the title track of Lage Raho Munna Bhai was told, 'Sanju ka chehra nahi aa raha hai jab tu gaa raha hai'
  • Arunita Tiwari

  • Desimartini

Last Updated: 06.41 AM, Oct 03, 2021

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Singer Shaan opened up about his singing journey in Bollywood which started three decades ago and revealed how he found it difficult to be able to sing for actor Sanjay Dutt. The ‘Tanha dil’ singer shared an anecdote about how he lost the title track of Lage Raho Munna Bhai because he couldn’t make his voice heavy to suit Sanjay Dutt.

Talking to The Indian Express, Shaan recalls “While recording ‘Bole Toh Bole’, I tried to keep my voice bit heavy in Sanjay Dutt’s style. But Vidhu Vinod Chopra kept telling me to try it differently. ‘Sanju ka chehra nahi aa raha hai jab tu gaa raha hai.’ I thought doing his mimicry would look odd. I tried really hard to crack it but finally I gave up.” The song was ultimately sung by singer Vinod Rathore who had voiced several songs for Sanjay prior to Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

In the same interview, Shaan also spoke about the depleting standards of the music industry and said that while every single not can now be manipulated thanks to technology, many singers have become lazy.

“There are a lot of singers who shouldn’t be getting this much work, while a lot of deserving ones aren’t getting enough. A good voice is subjective today, melodious or not doesn’t matter. If a music company or composer isn’t liking your voice, you won’t get work. In all honesty, it is affecting the kind of music being produced,” Shaan said. He also pointed out that music labels today chase singers because of the views they fetch on YouTube and not for their singing ability.

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