Mumbai: Singer Neha Bhasin says Arijit Singh’s public apology to superstar Salman Khan may not have been the best thing to do as it got messier post that.
Recently, Arijit had written a public apology to the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star asking him to retain a song which he had sung for his upcoming film “Sultan”.
According to reports, the song, “Jag Ghoomeya”, was initially recorded by the “Tum Hi Ho” singer, but was however re-recorded in Rahat’s voice.
Neha, who has sung the female version of the track, said if she would have been in Arijit’s place, she would have looked for another way.
“I don’t even know what the truth is so it would be unfair to comment on that. But if it were true, then it is sad. I believe it is always best to be grateful about everything you have in your life,” Neha told PTI.
“If I was in his (Arijit’s) place, I would have found another route. According to me public apology was not the best way to deal with it. It became a little messy. People feed on these things and as an artist, a public figure, even I am cautions about what to say,” she said.
The 33-year-old “Dhunki” hitmaker is happy that her version of the song is being appreciated.
“People are loving my version and some have said they love it more than that of Rahat’s. I take that as a humble happiness. He is the ‘baap’ of all in this genre, while I am still exploring it. The compliments are very encouraging.”
Meanwhile, Neha is all set with her latest single “Madhaniya”, a traditional Punjabi folk track sung by the family while bidding farewell to the daughter after marriage.
“I have sung what my mother passed on to me. It was very emotional for me to sing this song, even though I am not married. I have stayed away from my family since I was 19-year-old because of my career in music. So I could relate to it.”
Composed by Sameer Uddin, Neha feels “Madhaniya” will strike a chord with listeners as today there is a demand of folk songs.
“It is a good time for folk songs. There is a section of people who love ‘fast food’ kind of music but there is also a sizable number of people who love the good old music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. People are now re-connecting with the soul of an artist,” she said.