There has always been a divide between film and non-film music, and Altaf Raja who essentially identifies himself as an independent singer, says that he is not a “regular playback singer”.

Raja adds that he doesn’t believe in the divide. “Music is music. A good, melodious song will always be a hit and a chartbuster be it in any era. But because of the lack of creativity, people are now much more dependent on softwares. So, I just believe in the good melody which lives on forever,” says Raja.

The singer, who recently released a song with composer Payal Dev, says that it was a “great experience to work with such an enthusiastic female composer”.

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