Composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani got a mouthful from singer Alisha Chinai when they offered her a sizzling number with the habitual bait, “Only you can do justice to it.”
When she heard the price being offered for the song, Alisha apparently told Vishal to f**k off! Of course, the composing whiz kids did exactly that. They recorded the song with Sunidhi Chauhan.
Alisha doesn’t deny the incident. “Yes, Vishal-Shekhar did offer me a number very recently. I asked them what they’re paying. When I heard the sum, I almost laughed out loud. Really, how long are we playback singers going to be treated so shabbily? I’ve had just about enough. I’ve no songs on hand at the moment, but I’d rather be without work than without my self-respect. So yeah, I told Vishal-Shekhar very clearly that I’m not interested in their song or the fame. I told them to tell their producers to pay me what I deserve or f**k off.”
In spite of smash-hit numbers like Kajra re, Tinka tinka, It’s rocking and Tera hone lagaa hai, the singer has all but said goodbye to playback singing. “I won’t sell myself out for a pittance. If you can’t pay me what I deserve, then f**k you. I guess I will become a producer and then exploit the hell out of everyone.”
When asked about the incident, Vishal said, “I feel really bad saying this, but the poor lady is delusional and needs help. I mean this with all sincerity. God bless her.”
( Courtesy: Midday.com)