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Kumar Sanu: 'Aashiqui 2 songs are not chartbusters'

Kumar Sanu

New Delhi, March 14 -- It was 24 years back when singer Kumar Sanu's songs from Aashiqui (1990) topped all music charts, and even though the songs of Aashiqui 2 (2013), did as well, but the yesteryear singer feels that nothing can beat the music of the first film.

"You can't call these songs chartbusters. When a song is played 100 times on the radio or on TV, people don't have an option but to like it, and you call that song a hit? It's not fair," says Sanu, adding, "In our times, there was only one music show and radio would play our songs once or twice, along with the cassette sales, and if people liked it then it'd be declared a hit."

Sanu, who doesn't sing as often in Bollywood films as he did during his heydays, is however back with a new album, Hum aur Tum, in which he has collaborated with Malaysian princess, Almas Noor.

Talking about the venture, he says, "When Almas contacted me, she told me that she was a huge fan of mine. Since I have many fans in Malaysia, I thought it will be an interesting thing to do. In this album, we have given tribute to Kishore Kumar, and if it does well I may cut an album using some of my own hits as well," reveals the singer.    

So what has kept him away from playback singing? "I had last sung for Rowdy Rathore (2010) but after that many offers came to me which had either bad lyrics or the music was nothing special," he says.