Bollywood’s obsession with remakes and remix doesn’t seem to end. The recent addition to the list is popular song Masakali from film Delhi 6. It was a beautiful composition of Oscar winner AR Rahman. It was penned by Prasoon Joshi, crooned by Mohit Chauhan and starred Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor in the video. It’s remix titled Masakali 2.0 has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, sung by Tulsi Kumar and stars Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.
AR Rahman is furious and has slammed this remake version of the song. He took to his social media to take a dig at Masakai 2.0 and urged the fans to enjoy the original song. He wrote, “No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a Director, a composer and a lyricist, supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. Lots of love and prayers- AR Rahman.”
He then shared another post on Instagram that read, “The strongest man is he who is able to control his anger.”
His social media posts are a clear indication that he is not happy with the remakes.
Prasoon Joshi, who wrote the song took to his Twitter and hoped that fans will stand by the originality. He showed his disappointment via a tweet by writing, “All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_& singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. “
Although Mohit Chauhan hasn’t said anything so far, he is constantly retweeting the tweets that criticize the remix version. Even the fans are unhappy with the remix version and are hinting that they would prefer the original version any day.