The remake trend in Bollywood is at its peak and many old songs are getting remade. Some songs do well while some are not well received by the public. The new remade song Masakali 2.0 falls into the second category.
Masakali 2.0 is the remake of the 2009 song Masakali from the movie Delhi 6 and it was shot on Sonam Kapoor. The original song became a chartbuster while the remake version of the song featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria is facing a lot of backlashes.
Not only is the new song being slammed by the listeners but also the team associated with original track of Delhi 6 including director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, music director A R Rahman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi expressed their anger over the recreation of the song.
And now Mohit Chauhan, the singer of the original song is also quite upset with Masakali 2.0. He stated that the new song is nowhere close to the original.
In a recent interview, the singer said that the makers of the remake songs should have not named it Masakali 2.0. While clarifying his statement Chauhan said, “I heard the song. But it doesn’t sound like Masakali. So, they could’ve called it something else. But to say it’s Masakali and then ride on the name of the song to make something else… If you make a new Sholay and then add anything to it, it ruins the experience of the original.”
A few days back, A R Rahman also bashed the new version of Masakali. Expressing his displeasure Rahman said, “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.”
Along with A R Rahman, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that he wasn’t aware of the recreation of the classic song. He also asserted that given a choice, he would have never agreed for the remake version. Rakeyesh added, “I am a hardcore believer in originality and if it was left to me, I would have said no to the idea right away.”
On the internet, netizens are missing no chance to troll the remake version of Masakali and is placing emphasis that Bollywood has lost its creativity and can’t create anything original.