Bollywood playback singer Divya Kumar says the trend of re-creating iconic songs from the 90s is not a healthy one as the tracks have emotional value attached which cannot be modernised.
Divya, who sang the chart-buster ‘Jee Karda’ number from “Badlapur” last year, feels adding a rap portion to the re-created song takes away the purity which the original track has.
“For me, the 90s is a very emotional era. The essence of 90s music cannot be brought back…It was very pure, you can’t add rap to it and make it modern. ‘Aashiqui 2’s soundtrack was successful because they didn’t recreate any of the hit tracks of the previous films.
“They created new melodies which were in the similar zone. I am completely against the recreation of 90’s songs. I think those should not be touched,” Divya told PTI.
The singer has lent his voice to hit songs like ‘Maston Ka Jhund’ from “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and ‘Sunn Saathiya’ from “ABCD 2″