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Sameer accuses Sonu Nigam of making a mountain of a molehill
By Manisha Deshpande
The controversy over Sonu Nigam refusing to record a song written by Sameer for David Dhawan's Salman starrer, reportedly due to its questionable lyrics, has taken a new turn with Sameer accusing Sonu Nigam of being "high-handed and blowing the issue out of proportions."I don't understand why Sonu had to make such a big issue out of it. If he felt that the song did not confirm to his taste, he should have politely declined to sing it. Besides the song is in no way vulgar. It is purely Sonu's perception, " Sameer says.
The song in question is 'Shaadi ki pehli pehli raat', which Sameer admits to describing in vivid detail. "It describes the first golden night of marriage and I can't possibly write a bhajan. But it is in no way vulgar going by today's standards of what is permissible. Sonu should remember that we are not living in the conventional era anymore," Sameer says, adding that Abhijeet who was called in to sing the same song did not find it vulgar or having a double meaning. "There was a time when double meaning songs were actively endorsed by film-makers, whether it was the 'choli ke peeche' number or 'sar kailo khaitya' number in RAJA BABU which had generated a heated debated about the permissible standards of lyrics.