Mumbai, Apr 2: Bollywood singer Abhijeet has lashed out at superstar Shah Rukh Khan saying he would never sing for SRK again.
In an interview to Bombay Times, Abhijeet said: "I don't know why our filmmakers never give singers their due credt. During the end credits of Main Hoon Na, the singers' names appeared right at the end. Worse still, segments were shot with the chaiwalas and dressmen, but not with singers. My family saw the film and felt betrayed.
"The same happened with Om Shanti Om. And here I am... Shah Rukh Khan's voice! I conveyed my disappointment to Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan."
When it was pointed out that he (SRK) also got Akon to sing for him, Abhijeet replied: "Except for pubs and discos, where does one hear that song? But folks still fondly remember the Chalte Chalte, Yes Boss and Main Hoon Na numbers. It is these songs that have immortalized Shah Rukh. I will never sing for him again."
Asked what if he (SRK) approached him, the singer replied; "Sorry bol do! When you can make up with Farah Khan whose husband tweeted rubbish about you, then there should be no problem with a simple man like me. But this is not about me. I want all singers to get their due."
"There is this one incident which I just can't forget. I was in Chennai to record a song for this very famous music director currently ruling Hindi filmdom (A R Rahman?).
"There was a wooden bench, not even a sofa, and a singer, a Padmashri winner, writers and a renowned lyricist were there, waiting for over seven hours to meet the man.
"I did not want to be humiliated like this and I left. I will soon start a studio that will give newcomers, talented music directors and singers a platform to record numbers free of cost."
Abhijeet has been in the real estate business for some time and is also investing in art.
"I am also involved with a coffee brand and will soon join hands with an Australia-based coffee brand to launch retail outlets here."
"Who doesn't want to broaden one's avenues? Singing was never my bread and butter anyway. Also, there are things I am hurt about."