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Abhijeet Bhattacharya slams reality show judges saying, 'They haven't given music anything'

Popular singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya recently became a part of 'Indian Idol 12' as a guest judge. Abhijeet, who gave back to back hits in the 90's such as 'Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon', 'Waada Raha Sanam', 'Chaand Taare Thod Laaun' and many others has now slammed the reality show judges and claimed that those who promote themselves aren't the 'real judges' as 'they haven't served music'. In a recent interview Abijeet revealed that he told the creative director of 'Indian Idol' clearly that he is not asking for work, rather asking for what he thinks rightfully belongs to him. He said, 'People work under me. I am the employer. They call people who've sung four songs in their life. You make those people judges who haven't served music. They are only commercial. They've given hit songs, but they haven't given music anything.' he furthur added, 'If RD Burman were alive today, they wouldn't have called him. They don't give me awards. That's the similarity between me, RD Burman, and Kishore Kumar -- no one recognises us three greats... These fools expose themselves by ignoring me.' For the unversed, legendary composer RD Burman gave Abhijeet his first break in Dev Anand's son's debut film and the singer thus bagged the opportunity to work with his idol Kishore Kumar in the same film. This is not the first time Abhijeet is igniting a controversy, the singer is known to speak his mind without mincing with his words. Earlier, the star singer claimed that he made superstars with his voice. During a summit Abhijeet said, 'I made superstars with my voice. Till the time I sang for Shah Rukh Khan, he was a rock star. When I stopped singing for him - and I stopped singing for him - he came down to Lungi Dance.' Explaining the reason behind his decision he revealed, 'It was a very small reason I stopped singing for Shah Rukh. In 'Main Hoon Na', they showed everyone from a spot boy to everyone else, but the singers. The same thing happened with 'Om Shanti Om'. Stars sang 'Dhoom Tana'. It was my voice. But it wasn't shown anywhere. The self-respect was hurt. Why should I ask them to add my name? The problem is I don't lack anything. So why should I ask for this?'

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