With the recent controversy around the music of Shekhar Suman's Heartless, wherein singers Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan refused to sign their agreements with the film's producer and Sonu even took to Twitter stating that the contracts are illegal; music label T-Series has come forward to clarify certain notions about the whole situation.
Talking about the issue, President of T-Series, Neeraj Kalyan states, "T-Series has not signed any agreement with Mr. Sonu Nigam in the past 5 years and whatever he may have signed or has refused to sign is between him and the respective Producers of the Films."
Talking about the agreements, he states, "We would like to take this opportunity to expressly and unequivocally appraise the singer fraternity that the agreements which the entire producer community has adopted are in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 and the same cannot be said to be illegal in any manner whatsoever."
However, Neeraj Kalyan assures the new talent to not be hassled by the ongoing debates over this issue. He states, "We would urge and advise all our singer friends not to get carried away by few passionate tweets / posts and it is imperative that they are not misled by certain parties who have vested interests contrary to the larger interest of the entire film industry. T-Series has always believed in developing and nurturing new talent and has played a pivotal role in giving to our industry some of the well known Singers of the last two decades. In case the Singer fraternity still has any concerns, we are always happy to discuss and address the same and we remain committed to nurturing our excellent relationship with the singer fraternity."