Music composer duo Sachin-Jigar say the casting couch exists everywhere, but hope people come â€śoff their dirty ideasâ€ť and make way for true talent. Sachin-Jigar were speaking at the second season of â€śTalking Musicâ€ť on Saavn, a music and audio streaming service.
On the existence of the casting couch, Jigar said: â€śI would say (it is) everywhere. It is there, of course, nobody wants it to be there, but it has been there and it still exists, I feel. It is something I will strongly oppose and do not believe in, but at the same time I want people to know that it is not only in Bollywood it is just everywhere and itâ€™s absolutely disgusting.â€ť ALSO READ:Â Mahie Gill opens up about facing casting couch in Bollywood; says, â€śA director wanted to see how I look in a nightie!â€ť
Sachin said that for him and Jigar, it has always been about discovering a new voice or a new lyric writer. â€śThat changes the way our sound is and maybe that casting couch is really meant for bringing about new talent to focus. And I hope that it finds its true meaning. I just hope that people come off their dirty little ideas and make way for talent who focus more,â€ť he added.
The composers are known for songs like â€śBeat pe bootyâ€ť, â€śD se danceâ€ť, â€śAfeemiâ€ť and â€śBeh chalaâ€ť. They say they arenâ€™t too fond of working on recreations. Asked about their opinion on remakes, Sachin said: â€śWell we are not for itâ€¦ I mean very honestly, our thing is that we are creators right? We made a living out of that gift of God and what happens if I stop making music, original music; what will happen 10 years down the line who will you copy? So I think maybe we are so attached to those songs in a certain way and every song means something.â€ť
From a creatorâ€™s point of view, â€śit is a total noâ€ť, he said.