Mumbai: Shreya Ghoshal says she hates the practice of categorising crooners as `playback singers` in the Indian film industry.
"I`ll tell you that one sad part of our industry is that everything is behind the screen. Singers are called playback, which is very derogatory according to me," Shreya told reporters.
The young and talented crooner, who has even won a national award, regrets that it takes a long time for the audience to know the real person behind the voices they love.
"When we go to perform anywhere, people come to see us and feel the personality. But the process of knowing how we look, how we talk, how we behave etc is very slow," she added.
Shreya is currently seen as a judge on Sony Entertainment Television`s music reality show "X-Factor" along with Sonu Niigaam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.