“I’ve lived with music for so many years, I won’t mess with music. I was criticized for doing something good.
“I have a 35-year singing career, should I publish if the song is not good? I have a name. I definitely wouldn’t have published the song if it wasn’t good.”
Highlighting the introduction phase with Hero Alam, Hasan Matiur said, “I first met Alam in a restaurant in Moghbazar. Seen 2/3 more times later. He said he was my fan.
“I then tried to explain to him, why do you sing without learning how to sing? In response, Alam says, Ustad I want to learn music. No one teaches me.” Chena Surer Karndhar said, “Then I told him, I will arrange to teach you music. I will publish songs with you. I want to take it as a challenge.
“But the condition is that you have to learn music. When I think, I can make you sing, then I will publish the song. Not before that. He also told me that he would learn music.”
Composer of more than 300 songs, Hasan Matiur Rahman’s notable songs include ‘If Raat Pohale Shona Yata, Bangabandhu Morre Nai’, ‘Ami Bandi Jailar’, ‘Kalme Nai Kali’, ‘Amar Line Ying Jai Zakarbanka’, ‘Rangamati Pahare, Noonal Bela’. Ahare, naam dae ke banshari zaye’, ‘Tumi ja harm karla amar’, ‘Dekha Aricha ghat at Shahjalal ferry’, ‘ebar na asile kamal’ etc.
Someone posted a video of the experimental recording of Hira Alam’s song on Facebook, claiming, “We have a lot of fun while recording in the studio. I had fun that day too.
“But why was the video of that private moment released without permission? i don’t know Maybe it was done to insult me.”
Did you also post on Facebook about singing with Hero Alam? Hasan Matiur said to such a question, “I deleted it shortly after posting it.
“But someone left the screenshot, to insult me. Some of those who are criticizing me are criticizing because they love me.
“And some are enjoying insulting me. My intentions were honest. But by creating a ruckus over a small issue on Facebook, it spoiled the good intention.”