‘Singing doesn’t be­long to singers only’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com ■

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.”

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