Hansal Mehta criticizes Masakali 2.0: it is an insult to the original creator
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta joined the train and expressed disgust at the remix of Ra by AR Rahman Masakali ’. While the original belonged to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 'S' Delhi 6 'Abhishek Bachchan-Sonam Kapoor, the new version stars Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria . And it is. I am reacting to the awful, ear shattering # Masakali version. But check its YouTube views in 48 hrs. Then see how DJs blast it at events. And how people groove to the godawful version, ”Hansal Mehta had shared on Twitter.
He went on to point out that if the audience rejects remixes then the makers may stop with recreation. Hansal Mehta wrote, “This 'recreation' of old songs can stop if the public rejects them. The numbers on YouTube for godawful versions of old songs are huge and hence music companies keep producing them. Stop viewing the videos. Stop listening to the songs. Stop playing them at events. They will stop.”
Reacting to the controversy, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had told BT, “There has been a lot of talk about our music and its golden era of the 1950s and 60s. We swear by those songs and we still sing them and say, ‘Aaj kal waise gaane nahi bante.’ So, it’s also about giving people quality songs. There should be certain originality and integrity about your work.”
The original song for the 2009 movie was written by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan.