It has become trend in bollywood to remix old songs. A lot of songs have been recreated in the past few years for a lot of new films.
Recently, singer Usha Mangeshkar’s hit 70’s song Mungda has been recreated for the upcoming film Total Dhamaal. The new version of Mungda is a special dance number featuring Sonakshi Sinha.
The original Mungda was sung by the Mangeshkar sisters – Lata, Asha and Usha.
Well, singer Usha Mangeshkar is truly disappointed with the new version. The singer told Deccan Chronicle, “Our songs (the songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar) were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct.”
Usha Mangeshkar slams Sonakshi Sinha’s remix version
Lata Mangeshkar, too, reacted to the remake and said, “We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs. Is that right?”
Rajesh Roshan, who composed music for the original dance number, said that the filmmakers were no more confident about creating new songs. He told the daily, “I think there is less of inspiration and more of perspiration in the music industry. The filmmakers have lost confidence in creating new songs.”
He further added, “I gave Usha Mangeshkarji the song to sing. She sang several songs for me and was one of those competent singers who could breathe life into a tune.”
On the other hand, Indra Kumar said that they didn’t require consent to remake a song. He told Mid-Day, “We don’t have to take their consent. When Neend Churayi Meri was remade for Golmaal Again, no one came to me for approval. The rights belong to the music label, and the owners of the label have the right to do what they want to.”
Total Dhamaal is slated to release on February 22.