‘No culture for pop songs now’
We have had local singing reality shows but there was no singing show in English Ehsaan Noorani, music composer
Ehsaan Noorani, (left) of the music composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, feels the Hindi music industry is essentially dominated by Bollywood songs.
The 52-year-old musician, who is currently judging an English music reality show, says the culture for pop songs and private albums no more exists in India. “The Hindi music industry is ruled by Bollywood. Music is backed by movies here. Earlier there was a culture of Indie-pop songs, singers like Baba Sehgal, Alisha Chinoy, Lucky Ali, Adnan Sami, but today they have dwindled,” says Ehsaan.
“They used to come up with their own songs or album. There is a market for it. There should be a financial backing for such albums. We need corporate backing,” he added.
According to the composer, his show is a visionary creation to bring out the English music talent in the coun- try.
“We have had local singing reality shows but there was no singing show in English here. I felt it was a different concept, it is a different format, hence I decided to come on board for it.”
Ehsaan is confident about the acceptance of the show and wishes to support pure talent through it.
“We have audience listening to English music, so there is a market for it. We are judging the show purely on the basis of talent. There is really good talent on the show. For example, there is a boy from Banaras who sings beautifully,” he said.
Ehsaan also has an interesting slate of upcoming films as a composer.
“We are excited about Mirziya, Baar Baar Dekho, Rock On 2 and a film with Hrithik Roshan. We would make Shraddha Kapoor sing in Rock On 2, she is a good singer,” he added.