‘Singing doesn’t belong to singers only’
Music composer AR Rahman (right) is the latest person to express his thoughts on the actor-singer debate. He believes that one is free to do anything, if he or she is truly passionate about it. “You just have to dwell into it and continue to hold on to it, work hard and give your best,” says Rahman, who was in Delhi to release his directorial debut.
The whole debate around actors singing started when reports did the rounds that Sonakshi Sinha will be a part of the opening act for pop star Justin Bieber’s upcoming concert in Mumbai on May 10. The news didn’t go down well with quite a few people from the music industry and some even said that an actor should concentrate on acting and not sing at shows or in films. Though Sonakshi later refuted reports that she would be performing at the concert, by that time, the debate already had the industry divided. Rahman says, “It’s not that anything belongs to anyone. Anyone can become anything. Directors can become composers, composers can turn directors and singers can become actors too. I don’t think singing belongs to singers only. What is important is that how sincere I am. I should be honest to my job.”Rahman says that as a singer, he only thinks of giving his best on stage. “I’m always worried about my performance only.”