Mohit Chauhan reacts to Masakali 2.0: Why call the song Masakali when it doesn't sound original?
Singer Mohit Chauhan He said it made no sense for the recreated version of Masakali to be named after the original, as it doesn't even sound like the song he sang for Delhi 6. The original song was written by Prasoon Joshi and annotated by AR Rahman for the 2009 film starring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor .
"I heard the song. But it doesn't sound like Masakali. So they could've called it something else. But to say it's Masakali and then ride on the name of the song to make something else... If you make a new Sholay and then add anything to it, it ruins the experience of the original," Mohit told to news agency.
On Wednesday, Bhushan Kumar T series released the song remix , nicknamed Masakali 2.0, by the composer Tanishq Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Tandon bag . The remix has not gone down well with fans and the original creative team behind the song with both Rahman and Joshi expressing their disappointment.
The singer said Masakali is an iconic song and its recreation will naturally affect the creative team.
He received instant recognition. So it feels bad. Rahman, sir, he's a quiet person, doesn't say much, but he's also been showing disapproval, even Prasoon has been talking about it. And from what I found on social media, even people don't really like it, the Masakali singer said.
He said too many remixes were being made today, with people supporting the popularity of the originals.
"It (recreations) has been happening for too long and it's too much now. Initially, it wasn't as much, then some worked and you felt, ok, good, these clicked but now it has become a heard mentality. There are remixes of remixes now. I don't know if there's a dearth of creativity which why people are piggy-backing on songs, or if there's a business angle for the labels. But I feel ultimately the creator should have control over where the song is going. Because it's in public and everyone can hear it. If you want to do something with it, contact the original people and see if you can get it," Mohit said.
The Tum Se Hi singer said that if people stopped liking remixes, the trend would end.
"Everyone needs to pitch in, tell the creative people that this isn't good... If the audience starts rejecting, then you'll have to stop doing it. Otherwise, you'll be just wasting time and money," he said.
"Music comes from the heart, creativity should be retained. It's my request to music companies to promote originality. We have a lot of talented composers here. That sentiment needs to be built up, to work on more original music and stories," the singer added.