Despite having a small record, Lucky Ali has gained the respect of serious music fans. His voice is unique, especially to children born in the 1990s. In addition to his own albums, Ali sang a number of songs in Hindi movies. The news that he gave up singing and performing in Bollywood, however, came as a shock. We’ll now look back at the actual reason he decided to leave Bollywood.
Ali released the album Sunoh in 1996, marking his musical debut. When Its O Sanam was released, it immediately became a tremendous hit, which led to the inundation of pop songs in the Indian music scene. Since then, the seasoned vocalist has produced a number of timeless classics, including his songs for Hindi movies. Even acting was something he attempted, but it didn’t work out. Ali performed his final song for a Hindi movie in Tamasha (2015), starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
After Tamasha, Lucky Ali chose to take a break from both singing and performing in Bollywood movies.
This choice was startling because it came to them out of the blue. Ali, however, had his own motives, which he once discussed in an interview with Pollywood Box Office in 2017.
Lucky Ali had said, “Is jagah mein badtameezi bahut hai. (This place has a lot of disrespect). Bollywood has changed. The movies which are being made these days are lacking inspiration and I think there is nothing to learn from such movies.” He even bashed the industry for not making films that make a good influence on society.
“This generation’s movies are leaving a bad impact on society. People are getting violent as they are inspired with what is being showcased in the movies. I believe less patience and more greediness is being promoted through movies,” the Safarnama singer added.
Meanwhile, Lucky Ali celebrated his 64th birthday yesterday. So we are a little late but wishing him a very happy life ahead!