“Yes, Vishal-Shekhar did offer me a number very recently. I asked them what they're paying. When I heard the sum, I almost laughed out loud. Really, how long are we playback singers going to be treated so shabbily? I've had just about enough. I've no songs on hand at the moment, but I'd rather be without work than without my self-respect," Mid Day quoted the Alisha as saying.
The singer, who sang hit numbers like “Kajra re", “Tinka Tinka", “It's rocking", “Tera hone lagaa hai" etc said that she would rather remain jobless then do underpaid works. “I won't sell myself out for a pittance. If you can't pay me what I deserve, then f**k you. I guess I will become a producer and then exploit the hell out of everyone," she added.
Composer Vishal, who recorded the song with Sunidhi Chauhan after Alisha turned down his offer, hit back at Alisha by saying, “I feel really bad saying this, but the poor lady is delusional and needs help. I mean this with all sincerity. God bless her."