Sonu Nigam comments that the music industry is ruled by two ‘mafias’
· “Sushant Singh Rajput died, an actor died. Tomorrow, you can hear the same about a singer, or a composer, or a lyrics writer,” Sonu Nigam said
It looks apparent that the death of the Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput has now prompted Sonu Nigam to open up about the cruel practices in the music industry. He said this over a video blog. The vlog he shared came with a troubling caption “You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry”. He also called out the “mafias” of the music industry, two of them in particular. He however did not take any names.
Sushant Singh Rajput died, an actor died. Tomorrow, you can hear the same about a singer, or a composer, or a lyrics writer. Because of the music scenario in our country… there are bigger ‘mafias’ here that in the film industry, unfortunately,” he said. He quoted that the power rests particularly in two of them, just two of them from the music industry. He added that they own companies and that they have all the power to make someone sing or not.
Several followers of his, on the comments section, quoted the music labels that the singer referred to were probably T-series, Zee music company, and also could be YRF music.
He also requested the “two mafias” to be kind and considerate towards the new talent also. He sent a message to them over the video for the “Don’t do this! This is not right”, “You will be questioned”, “Be a little kind please, to the newcomers”.
He said that he was lucky to have joined the industry without such powerful clutches. Singer Sonu Nigam also made an indirect reference to Salman Khan, by saying at whom “fingers are being pointed now”.