Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar had yesterday 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. Today, one of the producers of the biopic, Sandip Ssingh, cleared the air and said that they have used old songs of Akhtar.
He took to his Twitter handle to reveal that the film has two old songs of Akhtar for which they have credited the lyricist. He 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”.
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.
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)