Kumar Sanu, the celebrated singer of the 80-90s, recently commemorated his 35-year-long career in the music industry. In a recent interview, he expressed his fondness for classic Hindi songs sung by legendary singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and Mohammed Rafi. However, he also shared that he does not listen to contemporary Hindi music because, in his view, it does not measure up to the songs from his time.
The singer also spoke about the changes that have occurred in the music industry over the years. He stated that earlier, actors were not present during recordings, and there was no interference. But nowadays, everyone, including actors, directors, producers, and financiers, interfere in the making of a song, which has become a significant problem. This interference has led to a lack of confidence in singers, and the division of work, which was previously clear, has become blurred.
Kumar Sanu further added that earlier, when a particular music director made music, it was believed that it would be good, and when the singer sang, he would do a good job. But now, one song is sung by several singers, and it is challenging to identify oneself as a singer. Kumar Sanu believes that the music industry has become too commercialized and lacks the purity of music.
During the conversation, Kumar Sanu also revealed that he has recorded more than 21,000 songs till date. With his melodious voice, he has sung in 26 different languages, making his songs popular in various regions and provinces. It is a challenging task to keep track of all his songs as they are played even today. However, Sanu mentioned that around 1000-2000 of his recorded songs are still missing.
Despite having such an extensive collection of songs, Kumar Sanu shows no signs of slowing down. He has a passion for music, and his dedication towards his craft is commendable. Sanu also mentioned that by the end of this year, the number of songs he has recorded will cross 22,000, which is truly remarkable.