Trend of ac­tors singing should die soon: Neha Bhasin

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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

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