"Original Music Has Stopped Now", Said The Singer-Composer Salim Marchant

Vaishnavi Gavankar |May 18, 2019

The "Indian Idol" judge Salim is nowadays upset with the increasing number of recreations being used in Bollywood films.

Salim Marchant is an Indian singer and composer. Salim Marchant and Sulaiman Marchant is the famous music composer duo of Bollywood. Salim and Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade now and having scored for many famous movies such as Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and Fashion.

Singer-composer Salim Marchant.

Salim Merchant was one of the three judges for the fifth season of Indian Idol television show. But nowadays, the singer-composer Salim shared that he feels so upset with the increasing number of recreations being used in Bollywood films. In fact, he is worried about the new trends and fears that increasing popularity. According to him, it will have a big impact on the original Indian music.

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Performer Salim Marchant

In a recent interview, Salim said, "By getting more and more recreations we are stopping original music to be composed. That’s a threat to our industry if recreations keep getting popular even more. There was good original music about ten years ago, but all that has stopped now. There’s not enough good original music that is being done now, and I am worried about that,”

Salim Marchant is primarily a music composer, but he loves to sing songs and give playbacks for the Bollywood songs. “I know a lot of musicians who see it as a cool thing to do, but I’m not too big on the recreations of old classics”, he adds.

“I loved singing Ishq Wala Love song for composer duo Vishal- Shekhar. I loved singing Salaam India song in Mary Kom (2014). But my comfort level will always be Salim-Sulaiman pair. My favorite song will always be Ali Maula. It had a unique timeless quality. It was kind of a devotional song in an action film and reached out to a lot of hearts”.

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Salim Marchant and Sulaiman Marchant

Salim Merchant was a judge along singer-composer Anu Malik and singer Sunidhi Chauhan season 5 and season 6 of Indian Idol. Salim has judged the reality singing show Indian Idol Junior along with Vishal Dadlani and Actress Sonakshi Sinha.


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