Did popular Bollywood singer Arjit Singh just hint at retiring?

Published: November 30, 2016

Here’s some potentially disheartening news for all Arjit Singh fans out there.

Arjit — arguably Bollywood’s numero uno voice — has revealed that he might retire soon. “I don’t think I have a long way to go. This might be my last year,” NDTV quoted the 29-year-old singer as saying.

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“Normally, fresh voices replace (current favourites) every five to seven years in Bollywood.” Before the singer can be poked further, he offers a solution. “I might be able to change that,” he says, adding, “If I work really hard on specific genres, I might be able to stay longer. That way, I can emerge as the only singer who can croon songs of those genres. Maybe that’s how I will survive,” he said.

Arjit initially struggled to find a break as a playback singer, and had to assist composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Pritam for six years before he bagged his first song Phir Mohabbat from Murder 2. 

“I want to be more informed about music technology in the coming years,” the singer further added.

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“I enjoy a quiet life, without much interruption. Over the past three years, I have seen my fan base grow, and I think it’s essential for them to know that I’ve always been someone who refrains from interactions because I enjoy a silent life. With the growth of social media, this, too, becomes difficult,” the ace singer shared on keeping the media at an arm’s length.

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