Armaan Malik, one of Bollywood's most popular playback singers, has recently opened up about a shocking reality of the industry - that singers don't get paid for singing in movies. The 26-year-old artist made the revelation in an interview with Raj Shamani for his podcast, stating that they are "replaced all the time." While speaking on the same, Armaan also added that they are often replaced on projects for vague reasons.
Armaan Malik reveals singers don’t get paid for singing in movies; recalls being replaced quite a few times because of “politics”
Armaan revealed that being replaced multiple times had left him scarred, causing him to give up and focus on his own music. He spent several months in New Zealand to detox. He asserted, “That phase, where I was being replaced, I thought, ‘To hell with this s**t’.”
Malik elaborated and said, “There was a phase where I was replaced in quite a few songs in Bollywood, which scarred me, in a way. I was like, ‘Am I not a good singer?’ And I can’t let that happen to me. I’m very sure of how I am as a singer. But it’s the circumstances… If I’m replaced because I’ve not sung the song well, I’ll accept that. But if I’m replaced because of certain factors or politics, that’s unacceptable. That happened so much to me, and still does, I’ll be frank. I moved on from that.”
The ‘Chale Aana’ singer further said, “Singers don’t get paid to sing in movie songs. Obviously, you do certain things for the love of music, but there’s also a monetary motivation… At the end of the day, think of it as a job… It’s crazy that as singers, we don’t get to see that. We are so used to this (not being paid) that it is not even a conversation.”
He also mentioned that streaming revenue goes to labels instead of composers or singers, and this is a little-known fact to the general public.
BOLLYWOOD NEWS - LIVE UPDATES
Catch us for latest Bollywood News, New Bollywood Movies update, Box office collection, New Movies Release , Bollywood News Hindi, Entertainment News, Bollywood Live News Today & Upcoming Movies 2023 and stay updated with latest hindi movies only on Bollywood Hungama.