Nepotism is all everyone’s talking about nowadays. While it started with the untimely death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the debate has now crossed over to the music industry as well. Singer Sonu Nigam first posted a video about music mafias in the industry, and how they control it. He later took T-series‘ name, causing a battle of words between him and T-Series‘ chairman, Bhushan Kumar‘s wife, Divya Khosla Kumar.
But interestingly, a lot of singers and music composers came forward in support of Sonu. From Adnan Sami to Salim Merchant, they all agreed that there is favouritism in the industry. But now, music director Amit Trivedi has spoken up about it, saying he doesn’t think nepotism exists in the music industry, and that it is only something that exists among actors.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, the singer and composer said that he was ‘at a loss of words’ when asked about Sushant’s death. He says that people will remember Sushant through the songs he has composed, like Manjha from Kai Po Che, Namo Namo Shankara, Qaafirana and Jaan Nisaar from Kedarnath.
Nepotism is rubbish. It is the most time-waste topic people are consuming these days. There is nothing called nepotism. If there is nepotism, it’s only among heroes and heroines, otherwise it’s nowhere. No one’s father is bothered about whose son is the director or the music director or the singer. You should ask this question only to actors. No one else is bothered about it, I am not. There is nothing called nepotism in the music industry.
The composer rose to fame after his album for Anurag Kashyap‘s Dev D. His latest work in Andhadhun was also appreciated.