Don't get offers to sing in Bollywood: Hariharan

6 years ago

After singing in the Hindi film music industry for three decades, veteran singer Hariharan says he does not get many playback offers these days in Bollywood.

The 57-year-singer, who lent his soulful voice for films like "Roja", "Bombay" and "Taal" with composer AR Rahman, however, is happy that young talents are doing well in the industry.

"I keep myself busy with my projects from Southern film industry and concerts. Unfortunately, I don't get offers to sing in Bollywood because a lot of young talents have emerged and directors want to experiment with them.

"But I have no regrets about it because I had given my thirty years to the industry with AR Rahman. And I feel the industry is in the safe hands of young talents because they have introduced many new genres of music like sufi, pop and trans," Hariharan told PTI.

He has recently cut his fourth studio album "Colonial Cousins Once More" with Leslie Lewis after a gap of 10 years. The music composer duo are members of fusion band 'Colonial Cousins'.

"Our new album is like going back to our roots. It has got many groovy tracks but at the same time they have the rhythm of folk in them. In one of the songs, we have used Assamese folk by incorporating their dhol in it. It's a fun album," he said. PTI

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