Singer Mohit Chauhan on Masakali 2.0: It doesn’t sound like Masakali

Instagram: Mohit Chauhan, T-Series
Instagram: Mohit Chauhan, T-Series

A couple of days ago, the recreated version of the song Masakali was released. Titled Masakali 2.0, the single features Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria, and it is being trolled for ruining the original track.

Recently, while talking to a news agency, singer Mohit Chauhan said, “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.”

The singer said Masakali is an iconic song and that’s why the team of the original song is affected. He said, “It got instant recognition. So it feels bad. Rahman sir is a quiet person, he doesn’t say much but he’s been also showing his disapproval, even Prasoon has been talking about it. And from what I came across on social media, even people aren’t really liking it.”

Well, after the recreated version was release, AR Rahman had posted a note on Twitter that read, “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.”

Even lyricist Prasoon Joshi had posted, “All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries . Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra.”

Well, we wonder when this recreation of songs will stop.