While the country is still mourning the loss of the talented artist, Sushant Singh Rajput, many are taking advantage of the situation and creating several controversies. One of them happens to be the singer, Sonu Nigam, who made several baseless allegations against T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar, accusing him of being a part of the music mafia who prevent talented outsiders from making their mark. Bhushan’s wife and ace filmmaker-artist, Divya Khosla Kumar, took the argument and head on and proved all of Sonu’s allegations wrong.
At a time when T-Series has turned out to be the biggest music channel in the country, backing several artists including singers, music directors, performers and lyricists, alleging that they indulge in nepotism is a completely baseless claim. While the company has also given a chance to industry talents who have proved their worth in the music field, they have also not snatched away the opportunities from outsiders who deserved it. Divya points it out and shares, “The T-Series family has given opportunities to 80% of the artists today. The 20% who we haven’t been able to give work to are complaining. But it’s impossible to give each and everyone a shot and people should understand that.”
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What’s even more strange is how Sonu is blaming Bhushan and the T-Series family of promoting insiders and nepotism when they were the people who gave him his first break. Divya made a solid argument and revealed, “Sonu Ji, you were singing in Delhi’s Event for 5 rupees. Gulshan Kumar spotted you and got you here. He paid for your tickets and gave you your first break. He kept giving you opportunity after opportunity until you were an established artist in the industry.
Then, when Gulshan Ji was shot by the mafia, and the family was going through a crisis, and you didn’t stand with the family, and then 18-year-old Bhushan. You decided to deflect to a rival music company when T-Series was at its lowest. Wasn’t that extremely ungrateful of you?”
While the allegations can come and go, it seems Sonu himself is the answer to all the unnecessary accusations he made against Bhushan Kumar. After all, he also was a much deserving outsider, who was given a proper platform and the break that launched his career, by the same people he is accusing today.
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