Arijit Singh says he will “definitely” sing a song for Salman Khan’s next film — but whether the track will be used is not up to him.
Earlier this year, the singer apologised to the Dabangg star on Facebook over an incident at an award function, asking Khan not to drop his version of a song in movie Sultan.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s version was eventually used in the movie.
Singh will now sing for Kabir Khan’s upcoming Tubelight, which stars Khan.
“Well, I will sing in Tubelight again. But after that, what will happen I don’t know. But I will definitely sing because nobody can stop me from singing a song.
“Phir uske baad kya decision hoga woh toh unke upar hai [After that whether the song is used is up to the higher-ups]. Unki naarazgi kitni hai un pe (depend karta hai) [it depends on how angry he, Salman, is],” he said.
The 29-year-old Tumhi Ho singer says he has not spoken to the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star after the controversy, but hopes to do so in the future.
“No, I didn’t speak to him. I didn’t get a chance to speak to him. Maybe, I’ll get a chance someday and then I will but I don’t think he takes these things that seriously. Everybody else made the matter serious,” he said.
Singh also insists that there are no ill feelings between the two and that the 50-year-old actor does not pay heed to such things.
“There is no ill-will from his side either. He has a lot of work in his life, he is not bothered about such things. He works so hard and makes these films. We are entertained. Look at Sultan. It has created so much awareness about a lot of things. He has got nothing to do with this silly small thing,” he said.
“Of course, I was sad. Not because I couldn’t be a part of Sultan, but the song is really very good. How Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sounded in that song, there is no doubt about it,” he said.
“That song will obviously make me feel sad every time I will think about it. But no issues, I’ll move on. When the song was released, I was singing it throughout. It is such a nice song. It is very rare that songs like these are made,” he added.
You’ll hear him next in Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz Reboot, for which he has sung three songs.
The singer also has rubbished reports that he has opted out of the reality show India’s Raw Star and says the project is merely delayed.
There were reports that the Tum Hi Ho hit maker quit the Star Plus show as apparently he did not want anybody else around him on the series who is connected to music.
“No I haven’t opted out. It has been postponed. They had a slot in September and it took so long because of meetings that we didn’t have the time to do creative work.
“The channel has to do something in the slot which is going to be empty. But we can’t ready the episodes after shooting them. So we have postponed. Now something else will happen in the slot,” he added.
The previous edition of the singing-reality show featured rapper Honey Singh as a mentor.
The 29-year-old singer, who was supposed to replace Honey for the current season, says everyone in the team is “depressed” that the show won’t start this year.
“I didn’t walk out of the show. We are in fact working on it to figure out when to do it. Yes, all of us are a little depressed because we had already started working on it. We shot the promo, and a lot of things were locked creatively.
“The date hasn’t been fixed yet. I don’t think anything will happen before November,” Singh said.