Music director Nadeem of Nadeem-Shrawan fame asks why is Kumar Sanu called ‘Melody King”, makes this “SHOCKING” statement

In an interview, music director Nadeem Saifi opened up about being upset with singers. However, he questions why ‘Kumar Sanu is addressed as Melody King?’

In an interview, music director Nadeem Saifi opened up about being upset with singers who reprise Nadeem Shravan hits but refrain from giving the proper credit on big platforms such as The Kapil Sharma Show.

As per E-Times, the ‘Aashiqui’ composer stated, “Singers acknowledge my contribution, praise my talent and speak about me on small podiums and low-profile channels. But strangely, they refrain from mentioning Nadeem-Shravan in popular shows like The Kapil Sharma Show or other shows on widely watched channels like Sony.” He further added, whenever Kumar Sanu is addressed as “Melody King” he is left “gaping open-mouthed.” Moreover, he said, “Kumar Sanu is addressed as Melody King. What melody has he composed for God’s sake? Today anyone can say anything and get away with it. I’m left gaping open-mouthed and in exasperation at it all.”

On the professional front, Nadeem is coming back to Bollywood with big banner films lined up shortly.

The composer confirmed by saying, “Yes, there are loads of offers to compose music for films and perform concerts. I’m delighted that people are interested in working with me. But one thing that these 25 years of ‘exile’ have taught me is to keep my plans to myself. I fear buri nazar (evil eye). Hone wali cheez phir nahi hoti (Opportunities won’t present themselves again). Also, the current scenario is such that music producers want to possess the intellectual property rights. That’s a matter of concern as it implies that we would lose the intellectual property rights and may not get our deserved royalty. For a composer/ lyricist, music is his sole bread and butter. You wouldn’t want a composer to be reduced to a plumber to survive. Would you?”

Moreover, he replied, “I work with responsibility. I take time to say yes. There are many facts to be ascertained. Earlier, signing a contract was simple. Today it could comprise eight to 80 pages. A little delay in reading the agreement on my part shouldn’t be misconstrued as playing hard to get. After having dealt with an intricate legal case in the past (referring to the Gulshan Kumar murder case), I’d rather be prudent.”

Besides, Nadeem’s c0-partner Shravan passed away earlier this year due to Covid-19 .