After music maestro AR Rahman, it is filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who on Thursday expressed disappointment over the recreated version of ‘Masakali song from his film Delhi-6. The new re-mix titled ‘Masakali 2.0’, featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria has received criticism not just from the music enthusiasts but also from the makers of the original. Also Read - Tulsi Kumar Talks About Creating Song Tere Naal During The COVID-19 Lockdown
The 56-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter and wrote: #Masakali #Delhi6 Created with love & passion an iconic song that has to be preserved. Beware of the re- mix it will damage your eardrums.” Rakeysh retweeted a note by AR Rahman who on Wednesday expressed disapproval of the new version. Also Read - Sachet Tandon Reacts to Masakali 2.0 Criticism, Says ‘I Respect Audience Opinion’
The legendary composer shared a note: “No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations.” “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,” the musician added. Also Read - Sidharth Malhotra REACTS to Masakali 2.0 Controversy, Says 'It is Completely Valid'
Even the lyricist of the original song, Prasoon Joshi, criticised the remix and tweeted: “All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart, sad to see when the original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Up to the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully, the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra” Responding to his tweet, Mehra mentioned, “#Delhi6 the movie & it’s songs created with so much Luv & passion, let’s save the original creations for generations to come. #saynotoRemixes.”
The original track released in 2009, was crooned by Mohit Chauhan and featured actors Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor.