‘No cul­ture for pop songs now’

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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.

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