Of late, it has become a trend to remix old popular Bollywood numbers and use them in the film. While some feel that it's a good way to pay homage to the original song and make the youth aware of these classic numbers, there are many out there who are of the opinion that these old gems should be left as they are.
The latest song to join this bandwagon is 'Chalte Chalte' from Pakeezah. The iconic song has been recreated by Tanishq Bagchi in Atif Aslam's tune for Jackky Bhagnani-Kritika Kamra starrer Mitron. Reportedly, the recreated version hasn't gone down well with the legendary singer who slammed it right away while speaking to IANS.
Atif Aslam's Version Of Chalte Chalte Fails To Impress Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar who voiced the original cult song revealed that she hasn't listened to the song yet and neither does she intend to.
Lata Mangeshkar Slams The Trend Of Remixes
"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 Doesn't Approve Of Remixes
"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."
Babul Supriyo Too Isn't Pleased With The Recreated Version
"Today, even the poetic term 'artistic liberty' is at the verge of extinction. With due respect to Atif Aslam, as a singer myself, I will observe a 2 minute silence to mourn rather than offering a comment."
Alka Yagnik Asks, 'Why Don't They Make A New Song'
Veteran singer Alka Yagnik, whose song Dilbar Dilbar was recently remixed for Satyameva Jayate added, "Why don't they make a new song and make it a superhit if they can, instead of picking up an already superhit song, distorting it, and releasing it again... and then saying, 'See, it's become so popular'."
"She also added that it's surprising how composers don't hesitate to tamper with Lata Mangeskar's priceless creations: "Chalo humaare gaanon ke saath ye zulm kartey hain but their audacity is increasing by the day. Now they've started doing this to Lata didi's song as well."
Meanwhile, have you heard Atif Aslam's version of 'Chalte Chalte'? What's your take on it? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.