'Akshay Kumar was called Gareebon ka Mithun Chakraborty': Abhijeet Bhattacharya says his songs made the actor a star

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, is the voice behind superhit songs in the 1990s, opened up on how his songs turned a few actors into stars.

He believes he should be credited for the success achieved by Bollywood actors such as Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty.

Recently, during an interaction with India.com, Abhijeet said that Akshay was launched, he was known as 'Gareebo Ka Mithun Chakraborty (poor man's Mithun Chakraborty)' just like Mithun was known as 'Gareebo Ka Amitabh Bachchan.' He went on to say that it was his music that made Akshay a star.

The 62-year-old singer said that Akshay became a star after his film 'Khiladi' for which he had sung many popular songs including 'Waada Raha Sanam'. "These are the actors who weren’t stars before but my songs turned them into stars," he said.

The singer further said that he is made to sing only for the stars, not for the actors.

According to him, no matter how good he sings, if the person is not a star, it is not worth anything. Calling Shah Rukh Khan a star, he added that the actor has class when he speaks.

Opening up about Suniel Shetty, Abhijeet added that the actor has a rough and tough appeal to him so every song picturised on him had to be aggressive and wild.

He added that all his songs picturised on both the actors were hit.

Abhijeet was recently seen on an episode of 'Indian Idol 12'. After the appearance, he slammed reality show judges for being inexperienced and self-centered.

A few days back, he had reportedly said that his absence from the reality shows was because he was unwilling to share the stage with certain people.

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