It all started when the famous classical singer, Kailash Kher, voiced his opinion against actors representing India as singers on international platforms. To support his opinion, Armaan Mallik retweeted Kailash Kher’s post.
As reported by a leading daily, Sonakshi Sinha’s name was being proposed for Justin Bieber’s concert. Taking it as a personal attack, Sonakshi started tweeting about Mallik brothers and tried trolling them in a few of her tweets.
The fight became ugly when Sonakshi’s brother, Luv Sinha, intervened and took a dig at the Mallik brothers.
Now, the elder Mallik brother, Amaal Mallik has responded to the whole controversy with a long Facebook post. In his post, he has explained the whole event and has slammed both Sonakshi and her brother, Luv Sinha.
Taking a sly dig at Luv Sinha’s not-so-successful career, Amaal Mallik wished him luck and said that Luv Sinha has used this controversy to gain publicity on social media. Here is what he wrote:
A lot has been said over the past few days by everyone about the issue regarding the #JustinBieber Concert. So I thought of giving this one more try before someone takes up something else to just blabber out onto me & my brother.Advertisement
Armaan Malik only retweeted him saying it’s a sad state and musicians should be given the platform, and he did not tag or personally attack Sonakshi.
All he did was support a cause, he believed in, without getting personal. I don’t think he deserved to be targeted and ever since, I sensed a fault in conscience on #SonakshiSinhas part.
What my mind fails to comprehend is why is she targeting Armaan alone,because obviously it’s easier to call him insecure than calling a Senior Hindustani Classical Singer that.
Lets get one thing straight….
Not a single established or non established singer of this country is insecure of yours or any actors’ singing skills.Advertisement
I respected Sonakshi as an actor, and she seemed really sweet, recently we worked together on NOOR as well.
Claiming that Sonakshi’s tweets were nonsensical, Amaal Mallik said,
But I lost all of that when she involved me into this nonsensical twitterati stating that ‘my brother and I both came up to her at some event and asked for a collaboration’ which I clearly stated never happened.
Just to let the cat out of the bag, Sonakshi was to sing one song for me in #Noor.
But the songs I had composed were driven by the script and needed some level of Prowess, knowledge of genre & style in singing which I could only get from singers and thus I couldn’t possibly cast her on my songs for the film then.
Coming back to the tweets, Armaan & I always spoke of wanting a better artist to open for Justin Bieber & there’s nothing wrong in asking for one, we aren’t talking about ourselves.
I’m sure we are a country with amazing Musical Prowess & I repeat, they must get a chance to showcase it on a stage like that.
Explaining his opinion, Amaal still sticks to his words and says that one should choose quality over mediocrity.
This is what I categorically said –
‘As far as actors singing for their personal purposes like Promotion of the movie etc, is concerned, I think there is no harm. But them representing the country musically when an International Icon comes here is something I’m against and every musician should be against.
Rather have someone with more skill up there.’
Having said all of this, I have no idea why an opinion can cause such a stir. I still stand by the fact that we need someone with more singing and performing skills up there to be representing us and I’ll stick by it.
I’m sure if asked to choose between an Actor singing and Legendary Singer singing.. Even the actor him/herself would choose the legendary singer. It’s a no brainer. I choose Quality over Mediocrity for such a platform and I see nothing wrong with it.
Now coming to a man/ boy, I don’t know what #LuvSinha.
I believe this guy doesn’t know the difference between making a general statement & a personal one.
You make “Luv” “sound” like a badword hahaha! My tweet was only a general statement about the quality of singers/musicians going up there and not a personal attack.
Mr Luv Sinha, a Musician appears in a music video for his survival. Otherwise he’ll never be known, he’ll never score the shows he needs to.
Taking a sly dig at Sonakshi Sinha’s brother, Amaal called him “an uncouth idiot”,
He doesn’t do it with the same motive with which the actors sing in their films!
So get that straight, ask someone to teach you the trade again because you seemed to have forgotten that after your debut flopped real badly.
Direct & Indirect comments about me stealing tunes & stuff isn’t cool. They only make you sound like an uncouth idiot trying to get some desperate fame on a social platform.
You’re right, actors can’t steal expressions, or else you would do so in your movie and at least garner a handful of people to watch it. Sadly that wasn’t the case.
Now coming to the main issue. You also will agree to a Legend getting a chance over your own sister and thus I rest my case because that’s all I stood for.
A better artist. That’s it. There was no personal attack made at anybody.
Hope you understand that I myself have worked with stars when they’ve sung for their films and clearly have no problem with that.
Where I sense a problem I will speak. You clearly got rubbed the wrong way.. It’s High time you question your conscience.
A general statement was taken personally. Only happens when someone somewhere knows it’s them, who’s not deserving.
Think about it my “Luv” hahaa & seriously all the best in life. You need it more than anyone else.
You can thank me later for the new found fame coming to you