Trend of actors singing should die soon: Neha Bhasin
Singer Neha Bhasin (above) is the latest to express her opinion on whether Bollywood actors should sing in films. This debate has been going on ever since Sonakshi Sinha was rumoured to be singing on stage with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber at his concert.
Be it Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi or Parineeti Chopra, actors lending their voice for their own films seems to have become the latest trend now. Neha says that it’s high time this trend stops. “I am hoping that this [actors singing in films] dies out soon. You can only judge how well they sing if they do so without a machine [autotune] which doesn’t happen most of the time,” says Neha, who is known for her tracks such as Dhunki from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan (2016).
The 34-year-old singer adds that a good singing voice is something that cannot be inculcated. “Singing well is a talent, which many people may not have. You can inculcate good acting and dancing abilities, but not singing,” she says.
Neha, who started her singing career in 2002 as a member of the pop band Viva, says it has been a difficult journey. “Even after I had recorded a few songs, people would say that they didn’t know me. It would hurt at times but now, I have learnt to live in the present.”
You can only judge how well they sing, if they do so without a machine, [auto-tune] which doesn’t happen most of the time NEHA BHASIN, SINGER