Sehgal feels Bollywood rap is ‘not rap at all’
Singer-actor Baba Sehgal (left), who created a sensation with his rap songs in the 1990s, is back with the genre for a digital campaign. Sehgal feels that the digital medium is better equipped to make someone a star as opposed to films. “Films are different media altogether — earlier it was film and television and now digital media. Infact, I feel it’s much stronger than films as movies depends on digital campaign for marketing and promotions. So I think digital media is much bigger. Anybody can be star if the content is good,” he says, adding, “There is scope for every young actor, who wants to be anyone. I think if you are good surfer of net, you can do wonders in your life.” On the film front, he will be next seen doing a cameo for a film. He credits digital medium for bagging this project as well. “We are shooting the title song for the film and I got this project on the basis of digital media only. I hope that people will like it,” he says. About the current trend of Rap songs in Bollywood films, he says “it’s not rap at all.” “Bollywood has no rap. I feel that singing few lines in a film song and the makers promoting it, doesn’t make it a rap song. Rap means rhythm, poetry and it has a definite beginning and an end. We are passionate rappers and I do a lot of comedy stuff and serious stuff as well,” he explains. “I feel doing a song on alcohol, women and many other things is not rap, this is just like gimmick. These people are enjoying and as a producer, you are misleading the younger generation that this is rap,” he adds.