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‘Total Dhamaal’: Indra Kumar breaks silence on backlash against Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Mungda’
Bollywood films, in recent times, are using the rehashed and remixed version of old and classical songs. But, many film experts and thinkers feel that it is getting overused and filmmakers and music directors are not using creativity and original content.
Now, ‘Total Dhamaal‘s new song ‘Mungda’ (another remake of 1977 film ‘Inkaar’) has been facing severe backlash and many people have criticised this rehashed version of the classical melody. ‘Total Dhamaal’s director Indra Kumar has finally responded to the backlash in an interview with tabloid Mid-Day.
Indra Kumar 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.”
Sonakshi Sinha is at her sizzling best in ‘Mungda’s new version.
Earlier, veteran lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar had called the Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Mungda’ a total disgrace while responding to a Twitter user.
Usha Mangeshkar, who had sung the original version is completely opposed to the idea of remixing a classic. “Our songs (the songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Usha Mangeshkar) were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct.”
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