Four leading female singers, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi, Aditi Singh Sharma and Neha Bhasin speak to Anupama Chopra on the gender politics that persist in the music industry.

They speak about how they discovered playback singing and then on how they made it to the films

However the question of why there is no Arijit Singh-equivalent of a female singer triggers offs a conversation of question there aren’t enough female songs in Bollywood and how a film album almost always has ‘95%’ solo male songs, how a ‘duet’ means giving merely two lines to the female singer, and how female singers are ‘accommodated’ into a song and there is no consideration or scope for their vocal range most of the time.