There is a war going on between the two powerhouses of talent in the industry – the singers and the actors. It all started when news of actress Sonakshi Sinha performing at the much-awaited Justin Bieber India concert, broke the internet.
While the news came as a delight to fans of the actress, it, however, seemed to have caused a lot of displeasure among singers. Kailash Kher even went on to criticise the proposed gig that would have allegedly seen Sonakshi crooning as one of the opening acts. Music sensation Armaan Malik later took to his Twitter account rallying behind Kailash saying, “Agree with @Kailashkher sir! Actors are actors & singers are singers. Leave the stage & mic to us, that’s our playground, not yours (sic).”
Sonakshi posted a satirical note setting the record straight by saying she was not performing at the concert and that everyone should “just chill chill…Just chill.”
While many are still trying to wrap their heads around this war of words, few others from the industry have stepped in to share their piece of mind. Now, Sonakshi’s brother Luv Sinha has stepped onto the battle ground with his latest post that took a jibe at the Malik brothers.
“An actor that sings isn’t trying to steal a singer’s job. It’s like saying I’m trying to steal a photographer’s assignment because I enjoy taking photos or I’m going to direct because I understand film making. Maybe the two brothers who think they can criticise others should think about how they perform (Some singers are very good performers though!) when they try to display their “acting” skills in music videos or when they dance on stage. if you don’t want actors to sing that’s fine, some of them are not good at it but then stick to the radio because my eyes can’t handle seeing bad untrained actors trying to emote either. I’m referring to the self-appointed guardians of music #Amaal and #ArmaanMalik. Would these two have the guts to call out Mr Bachan or Mr Salman Khan or point a finger at them for singing? At least an actor can’t steal expressions, while we all know how good certain music directors have been at stealing tunes or how “live” their performances really are. Many who have risen fast have fallen battleground because of their arrogance and attitude. Let’s hope better sense prevails with age and experience and their new found fame doesn’t go to their head more than it has.”
Armaan took notice of the post and pat came his reply:
“Lol. People think that Amaal Malik & I have smart mouths. Yes, we do have smart mouths that speak the truth. My brother & I never really cared what “people thought” about us. We are SECURE enough and know our talent. I raised a point not targeted at Sonakshi Sinha or any particular actors who sing in films. Salman Bhai, my mentor, has also sung #MainHoonHeroTera which even I have sung for the film #Hero .. I sang #MereBuddy from Bhootnath as a duet with Mr. Bachchan. Singing in Films is cool and I definitely have no problem with that. But but but actors Singing on International CONCERTS?? .. Nope, not fair to the plethora of Singers/Performers like us in the industry… who definitely know what it means to have an opportunity to perform on stages like that Have you ever seen Brad Pitt opening Michael Jackson’s Concert? Nope, it doesn’t work that way in the WEST. I’m also very well aware many Actor/singers perform on Broadway Musicals on stage .. but they are professionally trained for that purpose. Anyway, I just feel India should also change its mindset.. and it will soon happen if people just start speaking up for the right things. If your heart and talent is in the right place, nothing can stop you. Huge respect and love to all those who love the ARTS no one can stop or will stop you… as long as you remain true to it. I sing and speak my heart out Onwards & Upwards, No Looking Back.”
While there seems no end to this spat, we wonder what the ‘Noor’ actress’ response to this will be.