May 07, 2012 13:33 IST
Unlike his music maestro father, Kishore Kumar, the 59-year-old Amit Kumar does not want to sing for Bollywood films anymore. Instead, he is happy creating music for his personal albums within the confines of his home.
Eight months ago, when filmmaker Anurag Basu sent his assistant to meet Amit Kumar regarding a biopic on his father, he approved the script, but made it clear that he only liked the beginning and the end of it. The singer spoke about Ranbir Kapoor playing the legendary singer and why he believes Kishore Kumar was not eccentric.
Question: What's happening with the biopic on Kishore Kumar?
Amit Kumar: Anurag Basu's assistant met me eight months ago with the script. Anurag wasn't present at the meeting. Even Leena Chandavarkar (Kishore Kumar's fourth wife) was not feeling well so I went through the script and approved it. I liked only the beginning and the end. My father was no Tom, Dick or Harry and that is the reason his biopic can't be made in just one meeting. The production team will be able to tell when exactly the film will be released.
Question: Apart from being talented, your father was an eccentric person...
Amit Kumar: He was not an eccentric person. The media labelled him like that. He was a great artiste, a very simple man and humble. Even if he was eccentric, it was not wrong because my daddy always used to say 'Duniya kehta main pagal aur main bolta duniya pagal'.
Question: Is it true that you were keen to sing a song in this film?
Amit Kumar: No, it's not true. Anurag wanted me to sing but I rejected the offer. I don't feel like singing for any film. The new generation of singers should get a chance to sing.
Question: Ranbir Kapoor is slated to play Kishore Kumar. How do you feel about it?
Amit Kumar: Great. He is a very talented actor.