Amit Trivedi, famed composer and singer, who has sung numerous songs for Sushant Singh Rajput, is at a loss for words when asked about the late actor, whose death sparked several controversies, the most prominent one being the nepotism debate. Amit has a clear stance on this and believes that all these claims are a waste of time. Having been a part of many of Sushant’s songs, he is reminded that the late actor will be remembered through these numbers, and shares that Manjha (Kai Po Che), Namo Namo Shankara, Qaafirana and Jaan Nisaar (Kedarnath) will be the go-to songs to remember Sushant by.
With a heavy heart, Amit Trivedi comments, “Whenever I will perform these songs on stage or play them, the first thing that will come to anybody’s mind will be Sushant and how heartbroken we all of us are for the extreme step he has taken. Whatever may be the reason but he has taken the step. I was really shattered and heartbroken. We have worked very closely, it’s tough to deal with such a loss.”
The untimely and unfortunate demise of the actor sparked several fervent claims, with the nepotism debate being the most heated one to date, and these claims have even reached the music industry. Trivedi, however, believes that there is no such thing as nepotism in the music industry. He says that although it may exist in the film industry and amongst actors, this trend has no place in the music industry.
He comments, “Nepotism is rubbish. It is the most time-wasted 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.”
Amit made his mark in Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap’s 2009 film Dev D, a year after he made his debut as a music director with Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Aamir. He composed five songs for Dev D, including Emosanal Atyachar, Duniya and Nayan Tarse, which led to him winning the National Award for Best Music Director.