Sonakshi Sinha finally hits back after being slammed for ‘Mungda’ remake


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The Hindi film industry is currently going through a phase of rehashing, remaking and remixing of movies and songs. Sonakshi Sinha is known for her special numbers in films like ‘All Is Well’, ‘OMG- Oh My God!’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ and others. The actress recently added another feather to her list of songs as she was seen shaking a leg in Indra Kumar’s ‘Total Dhamaal’. Sonakshi was seen swinging her hips to the yesteryear classic ‘Mungda’, along with Ajay Devgn.

Unfortunately, the remix of ‘Mungda’ has irked many Bollywood bigwigs including veteran writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar. While responding to a Twitter user, Javed Saab termed the song as disgusting. On the other hand, music director Rajesh Roshan is also not feeling that enthused as well. Rajesh Roshan was the composer of the original version of ‘Mungda’. It was shot for the film ‘Inkaar’, which was released in 1978. Also, the remake version has faced severe backlash and massive criticism from people on social media as well.

Take a look at the remix version of yesteryear classic ‘Mungda’:

However, ‘Total Dhamaal’ director Indra Kumar recently responded to the backlash in an interview with Mid-Day. He had said, “We don’t have to take their consent. When ‘Neend Churayi Meri’ was remade (for ‘Golmaal Again’; the original belonged to Kumar’s ‘Ishq’), no one came to me for approval. The rights belong to the music label, and they (owners of the label) have the right to do what they want to.”

And now, Sonakshi Sinha has herself come forward to respond on the criticism. During a media interaction, the actress said, “But even I liked the original one better and there is no comparison in the original version and remix version of Mungda song. You know when we recreate the song, we never think to compete with the original version and that is not good. We are only trying to repackage that and give to today’s generation who may not be listening to old songs, that is the idea behind it. For me as an artist I was said to be a part of this song and because we don’t see anybody else performing it. So that’s a big big deal for me you know that the makers felt that I would do justice to the song and I am very happy I have got a very good response for the song for the way I am looking in the song, for the way I am dancing. I personally really liked the song as well but yeah I think overall this response is been good. For every remake, there is a mixed review but we should focus on the positives.”

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‘Total Dhamaal’ is the third instalment of the ‘Dhamaal’ series. Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Boman Irani are the latest additions to the film’s cast, while Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey have reprised their roles. It will hit the screens on February 22. The film was initially scheduled to release in December but had to be postponed because of post-editing delays.

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