MUMBAI: Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi don't seem to be too impressed of a newly recreated version of their 2009 gem, "Masakali". The duo had created the song for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film "Delhi-6", and on Thursday joined a growing band of social media users who have conveyed their disappointment over the new number.
Without mentioning the name of "Masakali 2.0", Rahman tweeted: "No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, one year of creative brainstorming with the major aim to provide music which will last generations. A team of a Director, a Composer, and a Lyric supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew."
Along with it, Rahman shared a link of the initial song, which makes it obvious what he's pertaining to.
Sonam Kapoor, on whom the first song was picturised, retweeted Rahman's tweet.
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi urged fans to support the concept of originality. "All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart, sad to see when the original creation of @[email protected]_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised," Joshi wrote.
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— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020
Taking an immediate jibe at the music label T-Series, which has brought out the remix, the lyricist added: "Up to the conscience of @Tseries... Hopefully, the fans will stand for originality."
"Masakali 2.0" is sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, with music by Tanishk Bagchi. The song is picturised on Tara Sutaria and Sidharth Malhotra.