‘Not aware if anyone had sung Sultan song before’
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 directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. According to the reports, the song ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ was initially recorded by the ‘Tum Hi Ho’ singer, but was, however, re-recorded in Rahat’s voice.
When asked about this, the singer said, “First of all, I was not aware if anyone had sung it before. I just came, I sung the song and that’s it. What happened after that I don’t know.”
When asked if there is a pressure from stars to make a particular singer croon a track, Salim said, “Fortunately we have never faced that pressure, ever. We worked with some amazing filmmakers and directors, who are very open and respectful about our work and they want us to work with whoever we want to. There is always a wish list, I remember we were working in Heroine and there was a song where Madhur Bhandarkar was very keen that we work with Sunidhi Chauhan.”
His co-composer Sulaiman said the decision to make a singer croon a track is like that of casting for a film. “In films the director casts the actors. In the same way when we make music we cast singers the way the requirement of the song is,” he said.