It seems that Bollywood musicians are becoming lazy day by day that is why they are recreating the old melodies. Yes, remixing old melodies is the new trend in Bollywood. And, recently singer Atif Aslam recreated the classic song ‘Chalte Chalte, Yun Hi Koi Mil Gaya Tha’ from ‘Pakeezah’.
But there is someone who is not happy with it. She is none another than the original singer of the song, the legendary, Lata Mangeshkar. Atif Aslam, the Pakistani singer, recreated the song for the film ‘Mitron’ which features Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra. According to the reports, Lata Ji stated that,
“I haven’t heard the song and I don’t want to hear it. This trend of remixing old songs saddens me. Where is the creativity in simply lifting acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around? I’ve even heard that the lyrics are changed in the remixes. By whose consent?”
“The original poets and composers wrote what they had to. Nobody has the right to tamper with the creativity of these great composers and lyricists.”
“Today, even the‘’poetic’ term ”artistic liberty’ is at the verge of extinction. With due respect (and disrespect) to Atif Aslam, as a singer myself, I will observe a 2-minute silence to mourn rather than offering a comment.”
Singer Alka Yagnik said,
“Why don’t they make a new song and make it a super hit if they can, instead of picking up an already super hit song, distorting it, and releasing it again… and then saying, ‘See, it’s become so popular!” “Chalo humaare gaanon ke saath ye zulm kartey hain (They do this with our songs)… but their audacity is increasing by the day. Now they’ve started doing this to Lata Didi’s song as well.”
Pahlaj Nihalani, the former Chairperson of the censor board, wonders why Bollywood is looking towards Pakistan for music.
“Every day there is an incident. Our soldiers are being killed. We can’t say artistes are immune to politics. At the end of the day, they are citizens of their country first, artistes later.”