Mumbai: Playback singers seem to be peeved with their names not being mentioned in 'Bombay Talkies' music CD. The special title song of Bombay Talkies commemorating the 100 years of Indian cinema, does not mention the names of the singers.

The special song of Bombay Talkies has some of the most renowned playback singers like Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, SB Balasubramanium, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder Singh, Shilpa Rao and Mohit Chauhan.

But unfortunately the CD neither has the mention of any of their names, nor they are part of the video. The album simply chooses to credit it to ‘various singers’

Sonu Nigam says, “I have no issue except that we all sang free of charge out of our own free will for that song, not to be called ‘Various Singers’ in the credits. Just mentioning all our names, would have made us feel that our gesture in goodwill was appreciated. I’m sure we are not asking for too much. Is it?”

He adds, “Also, if they had given the credits, it would have added value to the song, as each singer has his or her own fan following.”

Shilpa Rao, however, chose to be magnanimous about it. She says, “Yes, I’m aware that there are no names mentioned but it’s ok. We are celebrating 100 years of cinema and being a part of it is enough.” Other singers were not available for comment.


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