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Melody will return to Bollywood songs: Kumar Sanu

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

"The process has already begun and no one can stop melodious songs from returning," Sanu, who was in the steel city here for a talent hunt programme, said last night.

"Last I had recorded for the Hindi film 'Rowdy Rathore' but I will be recording songs for 60 movies soon," he said.

Sanu said melodious tunes had been relegated to the background for the last five/six years when western music had taken centre stage, adding that it was a cycle as styles keep changing.

But the return of melodious songs was inevitable.

He denied that his songs were heard less nowadays. In fact, the present day songs were not of his style, he said.

Asked about the reality shows aired on various channels, Sanu said the shows provide a platform to showcase young talent but the effort will be proved meaningless if the talents were not nurtured properly.

"I do not think young talent can flourish without proper opportunity to exhibit their mettle," he said.

Awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback for five consecutive years since 1990, Sanu was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009.

He began his career singing Jagjit Singh's film songs and went on to work with composers including Naushad, Ravindra Jain, Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Pt R K Razdan, Kalyanji Anandji and Usha Khanna.

He won his first Filmfare award for his singing in 'Aashiqui' (1990).

Sanu also won Filmfare Awards for songs in 'Saajan' (1991), 'Deewana' (1992), 'Baazigar' (1993) and '1942: A Love Story' (1994).

First Published: Mon, August 13 2012. 14:35 IST