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News |  14 Dec 2016 13:34 |  By Kavita Yadav

Making sad songs is easier than making people groove to a party number: Badshah

MUMBAI: Badshah is one of the biggest names in the rap business today. Most believe that Honey SinghÆs exit from the music scene lead to the rapperÆs rise, which could be partially true but, Badshah gives the credit of his success to Sony Music and Karan Johar.

Badshah who has hitsÆ like æDJ Wale BabuÆ, æKaala ChashmaÆ, æBreakup SongÆ and æKar Gayi ChullÆ amongst others says, ôItÆs unfortunate for both of us because Honey was unwell and I was there. And because I was in the music scene during his absence I often hear that I am here because he isnÆt. I had entered the industry much before Honey fell ill. In 2014 the top three songs were æSunny SunnyÆ, æAbhi Toh Party Shuru Hui HaiÆ and æSaturday SaturdayÆ and two of my songs were a part of it. 2015 was about æDJ Wale BabuÆ and æDheere DheereÆ. In 2016 æBaby Ko Base Pasand AayaÆ and it was all about Vishal-Shekhar. There was no Badshah or Honey. Our genre is tiny. ItÆs just Honey, Raftaar and me right now, so people compare.ö

The hitmaker further adds that itÆs Sony Music that truly deserves to be credited for his success. ôSony Music has played a very important part in my life. I donÆt think I would have been here without manpower and strategic support from them.ö

Like Sony, Karan Johar too showed immense faith in BadshahÆs talent and the rapper truly loves him for it. In fact, he states that Karan has the first right to refuse his songs.

On the growing trend of remakes, that Badshah is a huge part he states, ôI feel there is always a phase. æKaala ChashmaÆ became a hit so, people are following it. But you should make remakes that will be remembered.ö

Does this mean that Badshah will continue making remakes? Well, the rap-King is not banking his future on remakes. In fact, he has decided on staying away from remakes. ôIn my last interview I had said I wonÆt make remakes but I had to for Karan Sir. IÆve made remakes of both æTamma TammaÆ and 'Tunna TunnaÆ. Now, I will focus on originals.ö

These originals can be anything from a sad to a happy party song. ôI feel I can make a lot of good sad songs. Making sad songs is easier than making people groove to a party number. Doing comedy is difficult.ö

The singer states that his aim is to make good songs at the end of the day. ôItÆs clichÚ but itÆs tough to make good songs.ö

Furthermore, the rapper will be seen judging Star PlusÆ singing reality show æDil Hai HindustaniÆ. Talking about the show Badshah states that he will be easiest judge to please on the show. ôI should enjoy what they are singing. If I am enjoying their singing they are in. I will also have a separate setup on the table and you will see that on the show. I am the easiest to impress out of the judges.ö

The æAbhi Toh Party Shuru Hui HaiÆ singer also reveals that he has recommended most of the talent on the show. So they wonÆt come as a surprise to him.