Post Sonakshi Sinha’s statement, Amaal Mallik BREAKS SILENCE on Justin Bieber concert issue! – Armaan and I never went to Sonakshi for a collaboration, says the composer
Amaal Mallik opens up
There’s a lot of uproar on social media about Sonakshi Sinha’s rumoured selection as one of the performers at Justin Bieber’s upcoming India concert, and most notably by singers Kailash Kher and Armaan Malik. The actress in a statement, has refuted the rumours of her performing at Bieber’s India concert, but admitted that she was approached for the same.
When Sonakshi was approached by Mumbai Mirror to comment on the issue, she chose to keep mum. However, singer Amaal Mallik told the tabloid, “I feel when an international singing icon tours our country, it is important to put forward our own icons, like Arijit Singh, KK, Sonu Nigam, Armaan. India has some incredible talent that should represent us at such big international gigs. Parineeti (Chopra), Alia (Bhatt) and Shraddha (Kapoor) have done a good job with playback singing recently. I got Salman (Khan) sir to sing Main Hoon Hero Tera for me. This is okay for films but for music concerts as big as Justin Bieber’s, I stand with Kailash Kher. Pure musical artistes should get the opportunity to perform instead of actors who are not conventional musicians.”
Sonakshi had also tweeted implying that the singer-composer duo had apporoached her for a collaboration. About Sonakshi’s remark that he’d approached her for a song, Amaal clarified saying, “Yes, I was open to the idea but the song never materialised. But Armaan and I never went to her for a collaboration. The idea was the brainchild of the team of her recently released film and Sonakshi was keen on doing a track. Keeping in mind the genre, situation and the required singing style, the track seemed tough to pull off. I needed true-blooded singers to deliver those melodies and do 100 per cent justice to them.”