Singer Kumar Sanu is one of the singers who has been ruling the industry for over 4 decades. He has delivered several hits and given us evergreen songs like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Chura Ke Dil Mera, Iss Tarah Aashiqui, Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam and many others. Though he sounds very similar to the legendary Kishore Kumar, his peculiar voice still makes him stand out from the crowd. Apart from Kumar Sanu, there was another singer who had the potential to give him tough competition Udit Narayan.
There was a time when there were reports of a rivalry between Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan. However, during the recent podcast Let’s Talk with Bollywood Bubble, Kumar Sanu was asked about the infamous rivalry. Speaking about that, Kumar Sanu exclusively said that there was no rivalry but healthy competition.
When asked about the same, the singer said, “Peheli baat shatruta Udit ke saath hamara hai nahi. Udit ke saath mera acha dosti hai, humlog abhi tour karne jaa rahe hai, humlogon ke bohot dosti hai. Healthy competitions ke andar jo rivalry paida hota hai na, gaana ko leke hota hai na wo hota hi hai. Main jis samay aaya na uss samay Udit ji ka film aaya tha Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and it was a massive hit. Aur gaya bhi Udit ji bohot fantastic, koi tulna hi nahi hoga. Toh unka market shuru hi hone wala tha that time Aashiqui came 89 mein. Toh ye mann mein ho sakta hai ki chalo thik hai.“
“Par uske baad bhi Udit ne bohot saara kaam kiye, bohot saara acha kaam diya. Kuch gaane aise lagte the ki Udit gata ya main gata toh acha hota tha. These are not rivalry, this is a healthy competition. Toh unke mann mein bhi hua ki arre yaar ye kaha se aagaya toh logon ne hi rivalry bana diya but aisa kuch nahi hai. We are good friends, hum saath mein shows bhi karte hai, hum saath mein travel bhi karte hai. Hum saath mein khaate bhi hai peete bhi hai saath me. Sorry hum peete nahi hai sirf khaate hai,” he further continued.
Interstingly, Kumar and Udit have sung quite a few songs together in their career. Songs like Dil Ne Yeh Kaha, Neend Churai Meri, Mhare Hiwda Mein Naache Mor, Hum Saath Saath Hain and many more.
Watch the full interview here