April 14, 2024


Abhijeet Bhattacharya is a well-known Bollywood singer who has crooned songs not only in Hindi but Bengali, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Odia and more. The singer – who has sung more than 6000 songs to date and received several awards, in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble, the artist got candid about many things including only singing for superstars, the challenges of singing in multiple languages, and lots more.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya on singing for multiple superstars

While interacting with us, Abhijeet Bhattacharya got candid about lending his voice to several Bollywood superstars, including Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan and more. Speaking about playback singing for the many stars, Abhijeet said, “Koi bhi singer tab successful hota hai jab uski voice heroic hoti hai. It is not just singing. Heroic aawaz hogi tabhi hi kissi hero ko… Hero ko bannane mein bahut bada haath hota hai ek gaane ka, gaano ka.”

He continued, “Mujhe aisa lagta hai ki mujhe bheja issiliye gaya tha as a singer jisko meri aawaz suit kare. Aur jisko meri aawaz suit nahi ki kabhi, ya nahi karta, woh kabhi hero bani hi nahi. Obviously. It is not only me. I’m talking about myself, Shaanu (Shaan), Udit (Narayan)… Agar hum logo ki voice, main particularly hum teen logo ki baath kar raha hu – me, Shanu and Sonu (Nigam), agar humari voice kissi hero ko suit nahi karti toh who… (hero nahi ban paaya).” He added, “Jinko humari aawaz suit ki, sab superstars hai. Aaj bhi bhudape mein bhi woh log superstars hai.”

Abhijeet Bhattacharya on singing in multiple languages

While talking about singing in different languages, Abhijeet Bhattacharya got candid about how difficult it is to do it and the challenges he’s faced in acing the pronunciation. He said, “Nahi gaaya maine multiple languages mein. Likte hai, lekin gaya hua woh malum nahi.” He continued, “Jaise Assamese (called/pronounced Ahomiya) mai gaya hai, maine Oddisha ka gaya hai, maine Nepali gaya hai aur Bengali toh mera mother tongue hai. Lekin karta tha. Uske baad nahi hota kyuki humara bhav bahut bhad jaata hai.”

He continued, “Agar saach bola toh log bolte hai bhav kata hai. Humlogo ka bhav bhad jaata hai uske baad. Fir lagta hai nahi yaar yeh nahi, aur mehnat bhi bahut lagti hai. Hindi bolenge, khatakhat gaa ke chala jaunga. Bengali bolenge gaa ke chala jaunga. Baaki ke languages mein bahut problems. South mein mereko bahu try kiya logo ne. Mere khayal se 1-2 Nagarjuna ke liye maine gaaya tha lekin nikalta nahi hai. Aur main utna lagan, mehnat karke bhi main pronunciation de nahi paata hu. (It’s a) very laborious job, creativity khatam ho jaati hai.”

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Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s discography includes songs like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mein, Judwaa’s Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara, Yes Boss’ Chaand Taare, Main Koi Aisa Geet, Jaata Hai Tu Kahan, Baadsha’s title track and Main Toh Hu Paagal, Main Hoon Na’s Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha, Dhoom’s Dilbara, Om Shanti Om’s Dhoom Taana, and lots more.

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