Mumbai, Sep 22 : Shankar Mahadevan
is all for
actors entering the singing arena, but the singer-composer says they
cannot change the music scene of the country.
Chopra recently launched her international single "In My City" and actor
also sang a few lines in a promotional video for his film
But Mahadevan says media shouldn't base assumptions on "one-off cases".
an actor or an actress sings a song, but you can't generalise it. This
is the question of the music of the country, don't generalise that with
that," he said upon being asked if actors turning singers would lead to
less scope for professional singers.
"If they are doing this job
(singing), it's fantastic. They are the icons of the country and they
should do it. But that doesn't mean they are going to change the music
scene of the country," the 45-year-old said here.
Mahadevan is set to be a judge on the upcoming season of singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012".
says unlike other shows, the judges panel will not showcase a
contestant's financial background for TRPs (television rating points).
don't see anybody's financial status in this show. Some are from
well-to-do families while some are from very poor families, this is not
our criteria. We are only seeing the singing talent and like so many
reality shows portray a contestant's poor house and all, all that is not
even true most of the times.
"We are only looking for a good singer, whether it's a male singer or a female singer," said Mahadevan.
him, composer duo Sajid-Wajid and bass guitarist of the band Indian
Ocean, Rahul Ram complete the judges panel. The shows starts on Zee TV
Sep 29. © IANS