Reality shows bring forths performers not singers: Sameer

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Bhopal, Sep 3 (UNI) Slamming television's new genre music reality shows, noted Bollywood lyricist Sameer said that these shows are bringing forth performers not genuine singers.

''Aaj ke zamane mein Singer kam, performer zyada hote ja rahe hai (In today's music world, there is less singing but more performance),'' alleged the famous lyricist.

Though he also defended new generation singers and trend of modern era.

He feels that changes are natural phenomenon and changes that have been taking place in Bollywood music should not be treated otherwise.

Sameer, the son of yesteryear's famous lyricist 'Anjan', came here on the occasion of three-day programme to pay tribute to his father on his death anniversary.

''I have to compromise with the changing time but I always remain honest with my work,'' he claimed.

Sameer, who has been working with three generations in the film industry, said the basics of music remained same, notwithstanding the changes in today's music.

He ridiculed the people's tendency of praising the things of past while hesitate to accept the new things and criticised without judging the freshers.

Responding to the query about the advantage sought as being the son of a famous lyricist, Sameer said that he have had a mixed feelings.

''Sometimes I basked in the glory of my father's fame but other times I had to face tough situations,'' he said.

Walking into the memory lane, the renowned lyricist, who penned over 500 songs so far, said that he was really thrilled when he heard an Australian tribe, who does not know Hindi and even English, singing a bollywood number, written by him.

''There is no dearth of creativity in this in this 'city of lakes','' said Sameer.

Besides talking about music, Sameer also lauded the cultural legacy of Bhopal.

He came here for the second time and attended a 'Mushayra' last night.

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