At this point in life, I can’t re­quest any­one to give me work: Ku­mar Sanu

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee

You don’t get to hear Ku­mar Sanu, the reign­ing singer of the ’90s era, a lot in Bol­ly­wood films nowa­days. Though the 60-year-old has lent his voice to only a cou­ple of films in the past few years, such as Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), the vet­eran vo­cal­ist doesn’t be­lieve in ap­proach­ing peo­ple to seek work. Ac­cord­ing to the singer, he has reached a stage in his ca­reer where com­posers and film­mak­ers know what he can de­liver and ex­pects them to of­fer him a song and not the other way round. “I don’t want to re­quest any­one to give me songs to sing. I’ve reached a stage, where I’ve cre­ated my niche and ev­ery­one knows what I’m ca­pa­ble of. I can’t lose my sel­f­re­spect by knock­ing at ev­ery­one’s door in Bol­ly­wood for work. I would rather work on my pri­vate al­bums, do shows, and sing for re­gional films,” he says. Un­like other artists, who con­duct them­selves in a cer­tain man­ner to stay in the pub­lic glare, Sanu says he is in­ca­pable of such be­hav­iour and isn’t that des­per­ate.“i can’t do in­di­rect pro­mo­tion to get work. Th­ese days, so­cial me­dia plat­forms are used as pro­mo­tional tools. I won’t say it’s a bad thing, but I can’t do that. How many peo­ple know that I run schools in Kolkata and Delhi for street chil­dren, and that I am plan­ning to open more? I can’t go about blow­ing my own trum­pet. But now, I think, it’s im­por­tant to let ev­ery­one know what you are do­ing,” he says.

Ev­ery­one knows what I’m ca­pa­ble of. I can’t lose my self-re­spect by knock­ing at ev­ery­one’s door in Bol­ly­wood for work KU­MAR SANU, SINGER

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