It is a well-known fact that the song Neend Churayi from the movie Golmaal Again was originally composed by singer and composer Anu Malik for the film Ishq. But, his composition was also picked up by Linear- Sending All My Love. But, Anu Malik is unhappy with his nephew as he didn’t give him enough credits for the song, where he states that , ”If you want to give a twist to a song, I have no problem, but don’t forget to mention the original composer’s name.”
He added on saying, “I wish Amaal all the best, but it will always be an Anu Malik tune. The younger generation, which has never heard that song, will think this is the original composer. It is fine to recreate, but don’t forget to credit the original composers. Thankfully, people know who the composer is, so it is a great feeling.”
This doesn’t end here, as Amaal gets ready with his burning reply, which he posted on his official Facebook account.
Here’s what his post reads:
“The YouTube video of ‘Maine Tujhko Dekha’ my revamped version of the song ‘Neend Churai’ from the 1997 film ISHQ, duly credits the composer Anu Malik and lyricist Rahat Indori.
A decision to redo an old song, get the rights from the other labels is something movie producers and the labels take care of, not me, but I make sure its done right.
It was only last week through social media that I realised Anu Malik’s song is a direct lift from Linear – Sending all My Love and is bar to bar rehashed by him (Anu Malik) back in 1997.
I don’t understand, how can a composer demand me to call him and take his permission when this song is not even his own original composition.
Nevertheless, the kindness has been shown in the youtube credits.
I’m just here doing my job & following my directors vision.
If my director wants me recreate a song, I do so and add my own touch to it.
I don’t believe in recreating a track as is and hence have introduced two new stanzas – A New Mukhda & A New Antra & only utilised the hook line from the old ‘neend churai’ song (which actually isn’t even an original song)
It makes no point dishing out the same thing yet again, it’s very simple !!!
A contribution, no matter how small, must be made to the existing melody, atleast this is my way of approaching a recreation.
And just to let everyone know, I have made my share of original music over the last 2 years and I don’t need to ride on the success of any body’s song…
The accusation that my uncle is trying to make stating that I’m trying to make his song mine is baseless.
I’m beyond all of that, and he is sadly just blowing things out of proportion for reasons best known to him….
I rest my case :)”
Let’s see how this fight ends!