Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 30: Popular Bhojpuri singer Vishnu Ojha is in the city to shoot for a video album based on devotional songs as odes to the divine Mother. The album comprising a collection of Devi compositions is being produced under the banner of popular Worldwide Records Studio and is expected to be launched prior to the auspicious period of Navratri.
Interacting with the media, the Bhojpuri melody king Vishnu Ojha observed, “The Jharkhand government should take the initiative and make a film city in the mould of Bollywood. The state is rich in natural scenic grandeur and has ideal spots to shoot films. I am sure filmmakers will love to shoot films in Jharkhand.”
Vishnu said that with the establishment of film cities in Jharkhand and Bihar, promising talents will get the scope to perform in their own land instead of migrating to the glitter and glitz of Bollywood. While giving this observation he expressed his sorrow on the controversial death of Patna superstar Sushant Singh Rajput. “The dominance of a handful of movie makers has sabotaged the aspirations of many talents in the various realms of films and serials. Nepotism definitely prevails in Bollywood. If film cities in Jharkhand and Bihar are developed the migration of performers will be checked. Actors, singers, directors, musicians and technicians can work professionally and freely here.”
Reacting to a question on the Bihar Assembly elections, Vishnu Ojha said, “I am not a political person but an artiste. However, I urge all political parties to include concrete plans to check migration of artistes to other tinsel towns and this should find mention in their election manifestos.”
The admired singer’s advise to upcoming and young Bhojpuri singers was, “Rendition of Bhojpuri songs that are vulgar may give you instant but short-lived popularity and may be some money but not long lasting fame. Bhojpuri is a sweet language. Sing such compositions that can be heard and enjoyed by mothers and sisters and the entire family together. Never run after cheap popularity but etch your name in people’s hearts and memories.”
Lyricist Sashi Bavla and Bhojpuri Navchetna Manch executives Appu Tiwary, Ankit Anand, Satish Mukhi and Amar Prasad were also present during the media meet.