The recreation of Delhi 6's iconic song 'Masakali' has left audiences with mixed feelings about the new version. But Oscar Award-winning composer AR Rahman, who had composed the original, has made it abundantly clear with his latest tweet that, he is not happy with the recreation of his classic rendition.
As T-Series released a rehashed version of Masakali, calling it Masakali 2.0, AR Rahman took a dig at the new song by tweeting a link to his own song, and writing how that one was made with a lot of hard work and no shortcuts.
AR Rahman wrote, "No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the main aim to produce music that can last generations."
He added, "A team of a Director, a Composer, and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew."
"Lots of love and prayers, A.R. Rahman," he signed off. Lyricist Prasoon Joshi agreed, tweeting soon after, "All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries . Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra".
Masakali 2.0 has been sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, with music by Tanishk Bagchi. The music video features Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. The original was composed by AR Rahman, with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan. The song featured Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan in the film Delhi 6.
Some fans have felt that a masterpiece of a song has been ruined by its rehashing. A netizen reacted to Masakali 2.0, "HOW CAN YOU DESTROY A LYRICAL MASTERPIECE AND A CINEMATOGRAPHICAL TREAT TO THE EYES JUST LIKE THAT? PURANE GAANO KI HADDIYA TODNA BAND KARO YAAR."
We wonder if the makers of Masakali 2.0 will have a response to Rahman.