Se­h­gal feels Bol­ly­wood rap is ‘not rap at all’

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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.

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