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Sonu Nigam calls out 'Music Mafias'; says, 'You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry'

Sonu Nigam has shared a video on his YouTube channel, calling out the "perceived" "Music Mafias' in the industry

Russel D'Silva   |    June 20, 2020 5:45 PM IST

Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic suicide has triggered a wave of aggression against nepotism, the kind that has hitherto never been seen in Bollywood. And now it's spilling over to the music industry. Recently, Sonu Nigam shared a video on his YouTube channel, calling out the "perceived" "Music Mafias' in the industry, alarmingly captioning the video: "You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry," and saying, "Sushant Singh Rajput died, an actor died. Tomorrow, you can hear the same about a singer, or a composer, or a lyrics writer. Because the music scenario in our country... there are bigger 'mafias' here that in the film industry, unfortunately."

Exposing the power-structure further, Sonu Nigam alleged, "The power rests in the hands of two of them... just two from the music industry. They own companies. They have the power to make someone sing or not sing. It's very difficult for the new kids, very difficult... I speak to every one of them. They are troubled that the producer wants to work with them, the director wants to work, even the music composer wants to work with them but the music company will say: 'This is not our artiste.'" Watch his full video above.