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Lata on Atif’s version of ‘Chalte Chalte’: This trend of remixing old songs saddens me

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Atif Aslam recently sang the recreated version of Lata Mangeshkar‘s hit song ‘Chalte Chalte’ from ‘Pakeezah’ for Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra’s upcoming film ‘Mitron’. The music and lyrics for the song were given by Tanishk Bagchi.

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However, many slammed the makers for recreating such an iconic song. After the release of the song, Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung the original song was asked to comment on the same, to which she said, “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?”

She added, “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.”

Before Lata, singer Babul Supriyo was asked to share his reaction regarding the song. he said, “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.”

This is not the first time a song has been recreated for an upcoming movie. From ‘Dilbar’ to ‘Ek Do Teen’ all have been recreated, some of them have been praised by the listeners and some are slammed miserably. Should these iconic songs be recreated? Can’t the singers create their own original songs? Let us know your thoughts regarding the same.

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