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On the 'fusion music', the Ustad observed, "To become On the 'fusion music', the Ustad observed, "To become a classical musician, you need a lot of sadhana, lot of commitment and dedication. Today, unfortunately, youngsters are looking for shortcuts in life. Log shortcut ki sadhana kar rahe hai (People are practicing shortcuts). Music doesn't become appealing through shortcuts. Music has to be appealing." He, however, felt there was nothing wrong in fusion music. "People who have no patience to do riyaz, sadhana... they have created lots of bands today...lots of youngsters. In India there are lots of bands, lots of groups and lots of fusion ventures. My good wishes are with them." Amjad Ali Khan asserted that classical music "will always be there because it's the base". "It's like the sun. It always has rays. So, any other genre of music is like suryakiran... rays of the sun. So we are not worried. It's a passing phase, whatever is happening in the world... in India," he noted. Continuing on the note, Khan remarked that people in India have become "obsessed" with Bollywood, whereas in Hollywood and western world, "they have balanced". "They still listen to Beethoven, they are still going to listen to opera and Hollywood is there and was there. But Hollywood is not as aggressive as Bollywood. Anyways, I hope every musician, every artist is comfortable. I wish every young musician realises his goal of life," he added. PTI DBV NP BK BSM

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