Originally posted by music-a-muse
I am not very sure, i agree with that.
Bollywood is evolving, so are other music industries.
Music is changing, singers are evolving, times are changing. Everyone is adapting.
Imagine shreya singing zoobi doobi . thats the way it is.
What is the guarantee that you are versatile and still will get a job? in any of these woods?
kailash kher is a niche singer, so is sukhwinder. So is shankar mahadevan or kk or mohit chahuhan. are they all not successful?
we cannot predict audiences taste and that is it.
I feel they can continue the show as it is and forget themes etc.
let anyone be the winner.
let us all enjoy good music while the show lasts.
BTW, i do not want mohammad aman to become a bollywood singer, with his talent he will not be lost. God bless him.
It doesn't guarantee, but even take Shreya Ghoshal for example, she can sing so many different genres of music. so can SM and KK. I don't think Mohit Chauhan can, and you are right it is also audience dependent too. If you are seriously looking into singing in films, it helps to be versatile so that you can reach more MD and possibly get more work. Even Asha-ji and Lata-ji changed their singing styles and approaches according to the song. That is why they are were so successful for so many decades!
I agree with your last point as well: I really don't want Mohammad Aman to become a Bollywood singer because he will lose himself there. Like others, he might lose his focus in classic music and try to become mainstream when he's actually born to sing pure classical. I'm just not sure what he can make decent money off of with singing without being in movies. I guess CDs and world tours perhaps. Let's hope some good Ustad will take him under his wing, and perhaps better guide him career-wise.