Politically-relevant music not my cup of tea, says Benny
The singer-composer says he’d rather not make music that might affect political sensibilities of his fans
Popular singer Benny Dayal (above) has impressed everyone with romantic numbers such as Rehna Tu (Delhi 6), Kaise Mujhe (Ghajini) and has had a similar success with party numbers such as Badtameez Dil (Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani) and Bang Bang (Bang Bang).
Interestingly, the 31-yearold singer tells us that he is open to making socially relevant songs, but dismisses the idea of composing politically relevant numbers. “I don’t want to be a part of any revolution (laughs). I don’t see myself starting a movement of any kind. Honestly, politics is a very tricky subject and until and unless you are a part of it, you shouldn’t really comment on it, because you never know who you might end up hurting,” he says, adding, “So I will always stay away from such music. I don’t think it’s my cup of tea. I don’t have clue about it either.”
Benny also tells us that he would instead like to make socially-relevant music. “I’m all for socially-relevant music and I think it’s important with so much happening around us in the world. Take, for example, the recent attack in Paris. I would love to be a part of a song which talks about spreading peace and love, and which talks about humanity. It would be really fantastic to be a part of such music,” he signs off.
Unless you are a part of it, you shouldn’t comment on it — you never know who you end up hurting
Benny Dayal, singer