Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday claimed that he had not penned down any song for Omung Kumar B’s forthcoming directorial PM Narendra Modi after seeing his name in the credit list of the film. Post that, producer Sandip Ssingh cleared the air and said that they have used old songs of Akhtar hence credited the lyricist. Now Akhtar’s wife Shabana Azmi shared a post claiming that the makers deliberatly added Javed’s name to mislead public.
Azmi feels makers of PM Narendra Modi biopic intentionally added her husband’s name to the film’s credits list. “It is quite clear this was done with deliberate intentions to mislead public into believing that Javed Akhtar has written the songs for ‘PM Narendra Modi’ when the song ‘Ishwar allah tere jahan mein’ is from Deepa Mehta’s film ‘1947 Earth’,” she tweeted.
Akhtar on Friday took to Twitter and expressed shock to see his name in the credits of the film’s trailer. “I am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it,” Akhtar tweeted along with the snapshot of the trailer’s video in which his name was mentioned among several other artistes in the lyrics category.
Post that, producer Sandip Ssingh took to his Twitter to reveal that they have used old songs of Akhtar and wrote, “T-Series being the official music partner of our film…we have taken the songs ‘Ishwar Allah’* from the film ‘1947: Earth’ and the song ‘Suno gaur se duniya walon’ from the film ‘Dus’, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameerji””.
The trailer of PM Narendra Modi, based on the life of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was launched on Thursday.
The film will showcase the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as the Gujarat Chief Minister, to the landmark win in the 2014 general elections, and finally becoming the PM.
PM Narendra Modi features Vivek Anand Oberoi who will be seen essaying the role of Modi. The film also features Darshan Kumaar, Boman Irani, Zarina Wahab and Barkha Bisht Sengupta in pivotal roles. Produced by Suresh Oberoi, Anand Pandit, and Sandip Ssingh, PM Narendra Modi is all set to hit theatres on April 5.
(With inputs from IANS)