Sonu Nigam: Maybe, I’ve learnt from Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik
By Bryan Durham - January 21, 2019
Singer Sonu Nigam, 45, has stayed relevant in Bollywood, despite being a diminishing presence in soundtracks, these days. The trick, he has said, is to “keep learning”.
That doesn’t mean one has to look for a mentor who is senior in age. He explains, “If you have the humility, heart and soul, you can find that in youngsters, too. One must keep their mind open and imbibe new things. People who say ‘in our times it used to be so great’ are the ones who don’t lead a happy life. I don’t dwell in that.”
In a statement to PTI, he added, “I feel I sing better and different than what I did 25 years ago. I am not sounding the same so maybe I’ve learnt from Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik or all these younger people.”
Nigam, a senior playback singer, performer and actor attributes his career longevity to the absence of ego. He says, “There shouldn’t be any ego. You’re not senior by age, you are senior by your soul. If their art reflects in their soul, I take it and learn from them.”
He continues, “I believe in my today. If I am happy today, I don’t care whether my songs come or not, people listen to my song after me or not. If I lived a sh***y life, that’s my problem. People keep saying ‘my legacy, my legacy’ but what will you do for that? Fight or be aggressive about work? I don’t believe in that.”>