Dev wants to sing love songs
Singer Dev Negi (left) is steadily emerging as the voice of the season. He has pulled off a feat not many singers can boast of — he has sung for both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in their respective films.
“I was overjoyed to have Salman bhai lip-sync my song Naach Meri Jaan in his film Tubelight (2017). My next song is for Shah Rukh in Jab Harry Met Sejal, called Butterfly. I have to thank Pritam da for both of them,” he says.
The 28-year old, who started his singing career in 2010, is enjoying the success of his latest song, Sweety Tera Drama for the upcoming film Bareilly Ki Barfi.
However, he doesn’t like that the industry is quick to stereotype any singer. “Industry mein aapka ek gaana hit hota hai, toh people think that he/she can sing songs of only that particular genre,” he adds.
Dev says that though he wants to sing songs from the romantic genre, he is now expected to sing only upbeat and peppy songs. “I had sung a romantic song, Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar, for the film Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). But since my dance numbers like Badri Ki Dulhania were a hit, everyone now thinks my voice is suited better for them [upbeat songs].